Plate 9: Assembly of the Gods at Olympus; Jupiter at center with Venus to his left, introducing Aeneas at far left; from the 'Galleria Dipinta nel Palazzo del Prencipe Panfilio' after the ceiling frescoes by Pietro da Cortona depicting the history of Aeneas in the Palazzo Pamphili, Rome
Carlo Cesi (Italian, Antrodoco ca. 1622–1682 Rieti)
after Pietro da Cortona (Pietro Berrettini) (Italian, Cortona 1596–1669 Rome)
Giovanni Giacomo De Rossi (Italian, Rome 1627–1691 Rome)
The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1951
Not on view
Plate 9 to series of etchings of Cortona's fresco and its stucco framework in the Gallery of Aeneas, Palazzo Pamphili, Rome. Cesi was commissioned to draw and etch the decorations of the Gallery by Prince Camillo Pamphili, who paid him on January 29, 1661. This plate shows Jupiter at center with Venus to his left, introducing Aeneas at far left. At top center we see scales of Justice. Justice herself appears in plate 8. The two plates can be joined to provide a unified image of the fresco in the central field of the gallery.
Inscription: Numbered at top left: '9'; along bottom right: 'Gio: Iacomo Rossi le Stampa in Roma alla Pace cu Priv. S. Pont. veri Originali'
Gustav Mayer; Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: Gustave Mayer Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
Bartsch XXI.117.73; TIB Commentary 47 part 1, 4705.073 S2; TIB.47.73.117; Le Blanc I.625.65-80
Adam von Bartsch Le Peintre graveur. Vienna, 1803, cat. no. 73, 117.
Charles Le Blanc Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes: contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations. 4 vols., Paris, 1854-1888, cat. no. 65–80, 625.
TIB The Illustrated Bartsch. Abaris Books, 1978–, cat. no. 73 (117), 101, ill.