Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE A: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Judgment of Paris (cartoon for fresco)
Alternate Title:
Giudizio di Paride
Image View:
Detail, Paris holds the prize apple and looks at the goddesses
Creator:
Francesco Podesti (Italian draftsman, 1800-1895)
Location:
repository: Museo di Roma (Rome, Lazio, Italy) MR 16989
Location Note:
Palazzo Braschi; Piazza Navona, 2 and Piazza San Pantaleo, 10
GPS:
41.897444 12.472861
Date:
ca. 1836-1837 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Neoclassical; Nineteenth century
Work Type 1:
drawing (visual work)
Classification:
drawing
Material:
charcoal and chalk on paper, heightened with white
Technique:
drawing (image-making)
Description:
Cartoon for frescoes designed for the Palazzo Torlonia (Palazzo Bolognetti-Torlonia) , ca. 1830s. When redesigning Piazza Venezia, the building was demolished in 1902-1903; some frescoes were removed and saved, others were auctioned off, some exist only as cartoons. Before destruction, works in the palace were photographed. The Museum of Rome at Palazzo Braschi preserves surviving frescoes, cartoons and some of the photographs (others are at the Pinacoteca Podesti). Podesti had little interest in classical subjects as themes and rendered them only as part of decorative frescowork, as in this commission for Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886), one of his earliest patrons. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module A: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-POD-MOR-GP-A03
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Judgment of Paris (cartoon for fresco)