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Audience with Cardinal Aldobrandini in the Loggia of the Villa Belvedere in Frascati

François-Marius Granet's painting is both a historical and a folklore subject. It shows a young girl asking Cardinal Aldobrandini, the man in red, for help. The scene is set about 1600, but the view shows the garden the way it looked when Granet stayed there in 1822. The choice of motif was a way for the artist to please his host and patron, a descendant of the Cardinal, Prince Aldobrandini Borghese.

Credit: Purchase 2016 Sara och Johan Emil Graumann Fund

Made 1822 - 1823
Oil on canvas
37.0 x 47.0cm
NM 7372
Image and text © Nationalmuseum Sweden, 2019

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