on the links below to see the reproductions of the four lunettes
and to read more about them
pieridi trasformate in cornacchie "The Pierids transformed into Crows"
sfida Minerva "Minerva Challenged by Arachne"
trasformato in cervo "Actaeon transformed into a Stag"
Mida ebbe le orecchie d'asino "Midas with the ears of an Ass"
the artist : Born in Florence Francesco de'Rossi in 1510, he took
the name Salviati from an early patron of that name. He worked in Rome
and Florence, with visits to Venice (1539-41) and France (1554-5). Salviati
died in Florence 1563.
The Art of the Steal:
Inside the Sotheby'S-Christie's Auction House Scandal
Written by Christopher
Published by Putnam Pub
Group (May 2004)
Judge rules Christie's misled art collector... more