Giovanni Paolo Panini
Pope Benedict XIV Visiting the Trevi Fountain. Circa 1750

Oil on canvas
104×167 cm
In the collection of the Counts Panin-Saltykov and held in their Dugino estate in the Sychevskii District of the Smolensk Province till 1919, later held in the Municipal Museum of the town of Sychevka in the Smolensk Region
Ж-1538
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This work depicts the visit of Pope Benedict XIV in July 1744 to the Trevi Fountain, designed by the architect Nicola Salvi (he depicted himself in the right hand part of the picture, kneeling before the Pope). In this canvas the fountain is shown as if completed, however work on it continued until 1762. Panini painted the fountain not from life but using a model made in 1735 by Paolo Camporese.

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  • Oil on canvas
    104×167 cm
  • At the PMFA since 1926
    In the collection of the Counts Panin-Saltykov and held in their Dugino estate in the Sychevskii District of the Smolensk Province till 1919, later held in the Municipal Museum of the town of Sychevka in the Smolensk Region
  • Ж-1538
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Giovanni Paolo Panini

1691–1765