A pair of authentic ceiling panels (Formelle)
From the whole ceiling of a Milanese palace
Period 1850 to1880
Dimensions: 50x34 cm each (in frame)
Egg tempera on a wooden panel
With wide craquelé - Restored for conservation purposes and very well framed. The dovetail joints visible on the back served to form the ceiling of the antique palace.
Except rare cases, the painting on panel is essentially profane. Some dominant subjects and ideas stand out: family prestige, ancient and contemporary literary culture, dreams and visions of the collective imagination. Many feature ladies and gentlemen images, with coat of arms of families united by complex matrimonial and political alliances. Dancing cherubs appear on festoons playing musical instruments, alongside real and imaginary animals. Not to mention the allegorical representations of a whole universe of symbols often close to medieval sensitivity, such as the imaginative bestiary, made of mermaids, greyhounds, cheetahs.
It comes with certificate of origin and authenticity
In first original patina
In a good state of preservation
- Paire de panneaux de plafond authentiques
- Époque estimée
- Seconde moitié du XIXe siècle
- Pays d’origine
- Bon état - Utilisé, présentant de petites traces de vieillissement
- 33×19×4 cm