Aug 30, 2014

Fercoldo, the monk

Inside the Baths of Diocletian, the largest bathing complex ever built in the Roman period. This photo shows wall and oil paintings, signed and dated by the author Filippo Baldi (1806-1890). On the wall, in the internal part of the door, one can see represented a Carthusian monk, father of Pope Clement IV, the name of whom - as in inscription says - is Fercoldo, whom became a monk after his wife's death , and who died in 1265. On the internal part of the wooden door some objects are painted using the trompe-l'oeil techinique

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