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Circe or Melissa (1531 ca.) oil on canvas cm. 176x174 | Dosso Dossi

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This work comes from Ferrara, sent probably by the Marquess Bentivoglio to Scipione Borghese around 1607. The subject of the painting is discussed: Melissa or Circe. The painting was made around 1530 under the influence of the Ariosto's poetry.
Guide to the Galleria Borghese
K. H. Fiore
Paperback, 16,5x23 cm, pp. 128, 141 col. ill.
€ 14,00

The volume introduces Cardinal Scipione Borghese's outstanding collection of art. The works exhibited in this fine 17th-century building include paintings and sculptures from the 15th to 18th century (Raphael, Correggio and Caravaggio), sculptures (Bernini), bas-reliefs and mosaics.
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