Malosso Hall

Giovan Battista Trotti alias "Malosso"Seconda metà del XVI sec. - Primo ventennio del XVII sec.

Palazzo Ducale del Giardino

Palazzo Ducale del Giardino
Parma, Italy

Northern Wall. The Hall receives the name of the artist who painted it: Giovan Battista Trotti known also as "Il Malosso", painter originally from the Cremona area who gave his service to the Farnese court in 1604. His production for the Palazzo was abundant but, due to the Scialbatura (a plaster tecnique) carried on by the borbonic court, only three walls, although modified by the restoration of Borghesi in 1834, are still visible nowadays. The scenes portrayed follow the classical, mythological themes: Jupiter crowning Bacchus (west), the sacrifice of Alcesti (north) and Circe who brings back the human form to Ulysses's friends (east); thematically connected to the subjects realized by Carracci in the Hall of Love in the past years. The room was completed in the southern part by two landscape paintings realized by the flemish autor Jan Sons in 1605/6.


  • Title: Malosso Hall
  • Creator: Giovan Battista Trotti alias "Malosso"
  • Date Created: Seconda metà del XVI sec. - Primo ventennio del XVII sec.
  • Location: Parma, Italy
  • Location Created: Sala Malosso, Palazzo Ducale del Giardino
  • Type: Fresco
  • Rights: Sistema Museale di Parma

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