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Rome Reinvented by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Published on , by Anne Doridou-Heim
Auction on 24 November 2023 - 14:00 (CET) - Salle 1 - Hôtel Drouot - 75009

The celebrated Italian artist Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691–1765) is known for his real and imaginary views of the Eternal City.

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1795), pair of architectural capricci, one showing Trajan’s... Rome Reinvented by Giovanni Paolo Panini

Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691-1795), pair of architectural capricci, one showing Trajan’s Column and the Colosseum, the other the Pantheon and an obelisk, oil on canvas, 82.5 x 53 cm/32.48 x 20.86 in. Estimate: €200,000/300,000

In 1715, the Sun King, Louis XIV , died, the painter Giuseppe Castiglione arrived in China and, among other events in the art world, the 24-year-old, Piacenza-born Giovanni Paolo Panini moved to Rome. He was no novice: Panini had trained with the Galli da Bibiena brothers, members of a family of painters particularly renowned for their knowledge of perspective. In the papal city, where Baroque art had been thriving for several years,…
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