Carousel in the courtyard of the Palazzo Barberini in honour of Christina of Sweden on 28 February 1656

Carosello nel cortile di palazzo Barberini in onore di Cristina di Svezia il 28 febbraio 1656
Author: 

Filippo Gagliardi (Roma 1606/1608 – 1659) and Filippo Lauri (Roma 1623 – 1694)

Type: 
Painting
Year: 
1656
Material and technique: 
oil on canvas
Size: 
231 x 340
Inventory: 
MR 5698

The painting represents the Carousel organized in Palazzo Barberini in honor of the Queen Christina from Sweden, who had come to Rome in 1655 after her conversion into Catholicism and the renunciation at the crown. The event is described with extraordinary attention to detail, giving each of the many characters a surprising individuality.

Masterpieces of the hall

The hall

(sala 1)

Nell’intento di accogliere e orientare il visitatore, la prima sala del museo ha la funzione di Incipit ed espone quindi quattro opere rappresentative dei temi narrativi esplicitati lungo il percorso espositivo.

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