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This is a modello (a preparatory sketch of an entire composition) for a large picture commissioned to celebrate the marriage of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, and Anna Maria Luisa de‘ Medici, daughter of Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, which had taken place in 1691.
In 1713–14 Pellegrini worked on a series of 14 pictures that celebrated Johann’s life and reign, which were intended for Bensberg Palace, near Düsseldorf. This series (now in the Schleissheim Palace, near Munich) is generally considered his most important work. Pellegrini travelled extensively throughout his career and in doing so established himself as one of the most sought-after decorative painters in Europe during the early eighteenth century.
Oil on canvas
H 43.2 x W 63.5 cm