Oil/canvas, 105 x 74 cm, some rest., relined. - According to Dr. John Spike, Florence, it is an authentic work by Pellegrini. - Prov.: Collection Marquis Piero Massoni-Errera, Brussels. - Cosmopolitan italian history a. figure painter, pupil of P. Pagani, in Padova he participated in the decoration of the Pontificia Biblioteca Antoniana, in 1708 he went to London with M. Ricci, since 1713 he worked for the Düsseldorf court, thereafter he went among others to Antwerp, Paris a. Vienna. Besides S. Ricci a. J. Amigoni he ist the most important Venetian rococo painter. - Mus.: Paris (Louvre), Venice (Gall. dell"Accademia), Stuttgart (Staatsgalerie) a. others. - Lit.: Thieme-Becker, Bénézit a. others.