(b. 1611, Volterra, d. 1690, Firenze)

Venus and Cupid

c. 1641
Fresco on reeds, 80 x 67 cm
Museo Bardini, Florence

This fresco is not a fragment detached from a larger image, it was conceived as an autonomous work, a decorative room painting. The plaster on which the fresco painting is laid, is applied to a support of reeds. The technique is characteristic of Volterrano, who was a skilled mural painter. The work originates from Cardinal Giovan Carlo de' Medici's villa at Castello.

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