Loves of the Gods
Giuseppe Mattia Borgnis (Craveggia 1701 - West Wycombe, Bucks. 1761)
Architecture / Features & Decoration
Lime plaster, PigmentOrder this image
West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire
Wall painting, East Wall at ceiling height. Divided in two with decorative borders either side. The left section is a representation of ‘Jupiter and Juno’. Next to this is a representation of ‘Diana and Pan’ . Both paintings are based on the paintings by Carraci‘in the The Loves of the Gods’ series in Farnese Gallery in Rome. Painted by Guiseppe Borgnis c.1755, the staircase scheme includes biblical and mythological scenes. The wall painting on the east wall comprises 2 panels of figurative scenes in a landscape setting. The left panel appears to depict ‘Hera and Zeus’ (Hera identified by her peacock attribute); the right includes a representation of Pan, possibly with the nymph Syrinx. The panels are framed with a yellow ochre fictive picture frame, with vine scroll borders at the north and south ends.
Makers and roles
Giuseppe Mattia Borgnis (Craveggia 1701 - West Wycombe, Bucks. 1761), artist