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The portrait of Cardinal Fesch by Jérôme Maglioli

Jérôme Maglioli, Portrait of Cardinal Fesch. Ajaccio, Musée Fesch.
Jérôme Maglioli, Portrait of Cardinal Fesch. Ajaccio, Musée Fesch.

Jêrome Maglioli was born and raised in Ajaccio, but as a young man, before dedicating himself to architecture, he established himself for a period in Rome, to study fresco and oil painting. This painting was made in Rome eight years after the death of Cardinal Fesch. The cardinal is portrayed wearing his cassock and standing before a carved and gilded chair. On a small marble table with masterfully carved and gilded wooden legs are gathered a bell, a gilded bronze inkwell containing a goose quill and leather–bound books. A number of paintings can be seen underneath the chair, demonstrating the cardinal’s passion for art. Joseph Fesch is wearing the cross of the Legion of Honour.

Jêrome Maglioli, Portrait du Cardinal Fesch
Musée Fesch
Rue Cardinal Fesch, 50–52

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