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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
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Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
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Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
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Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
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Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
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Still life with cake stand
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Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
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Coffee table in Herculaneum style
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Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
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Rotating lectern
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Globe clock held by Atlas
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Passetto della Regina
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High altar
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Neapolitan nativity scene
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Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
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Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
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Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
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Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
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The abduction of Proserpina
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Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
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Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
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Clay watch
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Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
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Luca Giordano - Venus, Cupid and a satyr
Vincenzo Camuccini - Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies
Anton Raphael Mengs - Electress of Saxony
Giuseppe Bonito - The Turkish Embassy of Haji Hussein Effendi
Giovanni Battista Caracciolo, detto Battistello - Frescoes with Stories of the Great Captain Consalvo de Cordoba
Still life with cake stand
Domenico Morelli - The Assumption
Coffee table in Herculaneum style
Centerpiece in gilded bronze and mirrors
Rotating lectern
Globe clock held by Atlas
Passetto della Regina
High altar
Neapolitan nativity scene
Antonio Niccolini - Model of the New and Old Royal Palace and the San Carlo Theater
Francesco De Mura - Allegory of the Virtues by Charles Bourbon
Tapestry with Allegory of Fire
Alexandre-Dominique Denuelle - Bust of Duchess of Berry
The abduction of Proserpina
Enrico Marchiani - Portrait of Vittorio Emanuele, prince of Naples as a child
Marinus van Reymerswaele - Tax Collectors
Clay watch
Paolo Albertis - Entry into Naples by Ferdinando I
Road

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Description

The decoration of the pavilion vault of the first antechamber is part of the decorative cycle of the royal apartments executed between 1737 and 1738 for the wedding of Charles and Maria Amalia of Bourbon.

The composition inserts the large central scene above an illusionistic painted architectural system, which expands the spatiality of the environment as it dizzily framed from below, created by Vincenzo Re, set designer of the Court and of the San Carlo Theater, specializing in similar decorative interventions at the main royal residences, such as in the Royal Palace of Portici.ì

The scene in the center of the ribbed vault was painted with an oil-on-plaster technique, which dries faster than the fresco, given the short delivery times of the work. De Mura devised a composition that illusionistically expands on the quadrature, in which the coats of arms of the Bourbons and Saxony held by the Royal Geniuses and positioned under the crown are represented in the center, alluding to the royal wedding. On the left side, the Allegories of the Virtues of Charles (Fortitude, Justice, Clemency or Peace, Magnanimity) and on the right side the Allegories with the Virtues of Maria Amalia (Fidelity, Grandeur or Valor, Prudence, Beauty); below, Hymenaeus chasing away Fury and Malice.


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