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Vila Vicosa, Ducal Palace, Hall of the Dukes

In 1725, King D. João V commissioned the portraits of the Bragança to the resident royal painter, Domenico Duprá, for the ceiling of this room. of that time). The largest set painted by the Italian portrait painter. A complete series of 18 paintings of a painting made in unitary, unique in Portugal. Giorgio Domenico Duprà (1689-1770) was a notable Italian painter born in Turin, who worked in the 18th century. Educated in Rome, Domenico Duprà was a disciple of Francesco Trevisani, although he was also strongly influenced by the French school of portraiture. From 1719 he came to Portugal in the company of Filippo Juvara, famous architect called to Lisbon by King D. João V, the Magnanimous of Portugal, starting to work as a royal painter at court and having obtained rooms and private workshop at the Royal Palace itself, according to the tradition of the court of Versailles.

The paintings represent 16 Dukes of Bragança up to Principe D. José (1714-1777) and the parents of the 1st Duke D. Afonso, King D. João I (1358-1433), and the 1st. Duquesa D. Beatriz Alvim (1380-1415), Constable D. Nuno Alvares Pereira (1360-1431). Flanking the stove are two Portuguese 18th century retriever dogs made of Estremoz marble. In this hall, where the most solemn ceremonies will have been held, we can appreciate four 17th century tapestries of the Achilles Life frame, executed in Brussels by the tapestry maker Daniel Eggermans on a card by Peter Paul Rubens: Vulcano gives Tethys, Achilles' mother the shield and armor that have done; Ulysses discovers Achilles disguised as a woman; Briseis is returned to Achilles; Achilles' death, fatally hit in the heel.

The large amphoras of the Fontana workshop and the trilobed Salvas, executed by the Patanazzi, are of Italian majolica by Urbino, from the end of the 16th century.

Also noteworthy is the large Persian rug, Ispahan type, from the 16th century, the Chairs with backs and velvet seat embroidered with silver thread, from the 17th century and the four armors from the 16th-17th centuries.

Copyright: Santiago Ribas 360portugal
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 8448x4224
Taken: 26/02/2007
Загружена: 23/01/2021


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