Romanelli’s Justice for Mazarin: A Rediscovery

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Romanellis Justice for Mazarin A Rediscovery

As the renovation of the Bibliothèque nationale (BnF) in Paris meets with widespread acclaim, the reappearance of a key component in the decor of Cardinal Mazarin’s bedroom by Romanelli comes as a pleasant surprise. Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-1662), Allégorie de la Justice (Allegory of Justice), octagonal canvas (formerly oval), 196.5 x 181 cm/77.36 x 71.25 in.Estimate: €200,000/300,000 On November 16, 1832, a Justice Ministry official wrote to the director of the Royal Museums: "In accordance with the request made in a letter from the offices of the director of the Royal Museums, I have the honor of sending you the information that I

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