Ceiling Sketch for Mannheim Castle by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini

Sketch for a ceiling decoration in Mannheim Castle: 'An Allegory of Dawn' painted in the Kaisersaal and destroyed in 1945.

Details

Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
82 x 70 cm
Art Fund grant:
£100 ( Total: £100)
Acquired in:
1938
Vendor:
Matthiesen Fine Art

Allegorical figures in spandrels, sumptuously decorated. Originally attributed to Sebastiano Ricci, but identified by Dr Otto Kurz, in 1951 as the work of Pellegrini.

Provenance

Guggenheim (Helbing Sale, 1913).

Venue details

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