Guido Reni Aurora

This is a superb large-scale scagliola table top by Pietro Della Valle. The original composition of “Dawn” by Guido Reni (1575-1642) is considered his masterpiece and is a ceiling fresco located in the Casino dell’Aurora. This historic casino is situated on the grounds of the Villa Pallavicini-Rospigliosi in Rome, Italy, and overlooks the Palazzo del Quirinale, which is now the Italian presidential palace.

Guido Reni was an Italian painter of the Baroque period and was highly regarded for his mastery of light, color, and composition. His fresco of “Dawn” portrays a scene of mythological significance, capturing the beauty and radiance of the early morning light. Reni’s work often depicted mythological and religious subjects with a graceful and ethereal quality.

Pietro Della Valle, the artist responsible for creating this Grand Tour scagliola table top, was an Italian 19th Century artist who was born in 1827. Della Valle also had a passion for art, and he was known for his classical landscapes such as our and scagliola craftsmanship. Scagliola is a technique used to imitate various types of natural stone, such as marble or granite, by combining colored pigments and gypsum plaster.

This large-scale scagliola table top, crafted by Pietro Della Valle, showcases his expertise in the technique and his ability to replicate the intricate details of Guido Reni’s masterpiece. It would be a significant and visually striking piece to add to any antique collection or as a statement furniture item in a distinguished setting.

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Pietro Della Valle Scagliola Table Top After Guido Reni

Stock Number: 19704

A superb large scale scagliola table top by Pietro Della Valle the central scene depicting Guido Reni’s Dawn.
Approximate Dimensions
  • Depth: 70 cm (27.56 inches)
  • Width: 126 cm (49.61 inches)


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Approximate Dimensions

  • Depth: 70 cm (27.56 inches)
  • Width: 126 cm (49.61 inches)


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