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The Portraits Gallery

Filippo Ricciardelli
Picture by Gilberto Urbinati

Even in Rimini, the Baroque portraiture perfectly conformed to the requests of the vain noble and ecclesiastic clients, by producing overtly rhetoric and adulatory works. Unfortunately, only few survive, and they are not always excellent examples of this genre. These portraits come mainly from "public" places (the Town Hall, the Municipal Library, the representative rooms of the monasteries). Therefore they consist of "official" portraits of famous people with important charges. There were some in the noble places, but they were all dispersed and are known thanks to inventory documents.