Luigi Vanvitelli: Marriage of Peleus with Thetis
- Category: drawing
- Artist: Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773)
- Year: 1767
- Technique: sanguine, pen, pencil and ink on paper
- Dimensions HxWxD: 30×41.3cm
- Located into: Drawing Cabinet (Not exposed)
Artist: Luigi Vanvitelli
The guests are disposed around an hemicycle table, in the presence of alien and putti genes. The bridegroom is a well-grown hero with helmet and not the legendary Cupid. Among the present are the spouses at one end, a faun on the other side and the Three Graces inside the curve.
For the wedding of Peleus and Thetis there was an important precedent in Rome, a large picture by Romanelli at the Barberini house. The bold decision to draw a foreshortned table and to give it the shape of a canopy, abandoning symmetry and the lavish width, makes the scene compact, too dense to truly mimic ancient scenes.