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Antoon van Dyck - Christ of the coin
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Antoon van Dyck - Anton Giulio Brignole - Salt on horseback
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Dying Cleopatra
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Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Eternal Father with a little angel
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Bernardo Strozzi, detto il Cappuccino - The Cook
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Guido Reni - San Sebastian
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Jacopo Negretti, detto Palma il Vecchio - Madonna and Child between Saints John the Baptist and Magdalene
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Carlo Antonio Tavella - Lake landscape
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Lorenzo De Ferrari - The living room of the Virtues of the Patries
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Domenico Piola - Allegory of Autumn
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Domenico Piola - The chariot of the sun with the seasons
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Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, detto il Grechetto - Nativity
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Gerard David - Madonna della Pappa
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Jan Wildens - January - Ice skaters
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Leon Cogniet - Maria Brignole-Sale De Ferrari, Duchess of Galliera with her son Filippo
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Pellegro Piola - Holy Family known as the butterfly
Antoon van Dyck - Christ of the coin
Antoon van Dyck - Anton Giulio Brignole - Salt on horseback
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Dying Cleopatra
Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, detto Guercino - Eternal Father with a little angel
Bernardo Strozzi, detto il Cappuccino - The Cook
Guido Reni - San Sebastian
Jacopo Negretti, detto Palma il Vecchio - Madonna and Child between Saints John the Baptist and Magdalene
Carlo Antonio Tavella - Lake landscape
Lorenzo De Ferrari - The living room of the Virtues of the Patries
Domenico Piola - Allegory of Autumn
Domenico Piola - The chariot of the sun with the seasons
Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione, detto il Grechetto - Nativity
Gerard David - Madonna della Pappa
Jan Wildens - January - Ice skaters
Leon Cogniet - Maria Brignole-Sale De Ferrari, Duchess of Galliera with her son Filippo
Pellegro Piola - Holy Family known as the butterfly

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Description

The room owes its name to the subjects that Lorenzo De Ferrari (1680-1744), the son of the more famous Gregory painted there, in fresco on the wall and in tempera on canvas, in the last years of his activity and commissioned by Gio. Francesco giuniore Brignole - Sale (1695-1760), who had wanted to make his study of this room. Regardless of the local tradition, De Ferrari did not transfigure the space to set allusive mythologies, as in the other rooms of the palace, but celebrated the theme "Virtù Patrie" through a series of images, taken from Roman antiquity, variously arranged within a decoration particularly appreciable in its overall effect. At the center of the vault the personification of Value is depicted which, placed in relation to the Virtues to which the cherubs and symbols in the background allude, configures it as an allegorical emblem of the "Patrie Virtues", that is, of the moral attitudes considered fundamental for the governance of the thing. public. In the corners are painted small scenes illustrating episodes from ancient Roman history - Scipio's Allocution in the Senate, The Vestals guard the sacred fire, The matrons offer their jewels to the homeland, The military triumph of Constantine - which must be read as examples the exercise of virtues towards the fatherland. On the walls other personifications of Virtue - clockwise, from the west: Intelligence (?), Council, Fidelity, Concord, Relief and Public Happiness - take up the concepts already expressed on the vault, alongside the large squares that house four canvases, painted in tempera , which still illustrate exemplary subjects of Roman history: The justice of Tito Manlio Torquato in condemning his son, The continence of Publio Cornelio Scipione in returning his fiancée to Allucio, The fortress of Muzio Scevola in punishing himself for failing to kill Porsenna and La religiosity of Numa Pompilius.

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