FERRARI, Lorenzo de'
(b. 1680, Genova, d. 1744, Genova)

Episodes from the Aeneas Legend

Palazzo Carrega Cataldi, Genoa

Between 1740 and 1744 the Genoese painter Lorenzo de' Ferrari decorated the small gallery, exquisitely ornamented in the Rococo style, in the Palazzo Carrega Cataldi in Genoa. He supplied it with scenes from the legend of Aeneas that recall those of its monumental precursor in Rome's Palazzo Pamphilj only in theme. By this time elaborate wall decoration with gilt boiseries, stucco, consoles, mirrors, and sconces was obviously more important than painting of the ceiling.

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