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Palazzo Barberini, Rome: corner of the gran salone's tromp l'oeil ceiling, featuring swagged decoration, human and mythological figures and a gryphon

RIBA Ref No RIBA22750
Architect/DesignerBerrettini da Cortona, Pietro (1596-1669)
Artist/PhotographerBerrettini da Cortona, Pietro (1596-1669)
CountryItaly
CityRome
Subject Date1639
Image Date1639
ViewInterior
StyleBaroque
MediumDrawing
Library ReferenceSD6/10
OrientationPortrait
Colour InfoColour
CreditRIBA Collections
SubjectTown houses ; Frescoes ; Ceilings ; Palaces ; Wall paintings
NOTES: This painted ceiling is also known as the 'Allegory of Divine Providence and Barberini Power'. It was commissioned from Berettini da Cortona (also known as Pietro da Cortona) by Pope Urban VIII (Maffeo Barberini) for the ceiling of his family palace.
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