giuseppe valeriani

Bartolomeo Fracesco Rastrelli (designer). The Great Hall of the Catherine Palace. ca. 1752-1756.

The ceiling painting (composed of three paintings): Giuseppe Valeriani. The Triumph of Russia. 18th century; the parquet floor with star-shaped diverging rays, made after a sketch by Bartolomeo Francesco Rastrelli using light and tinted oak, maple and walnut; gilded wood carving, depicting putti, “seated ladies”, interlacing ornaments, cartouches, and rocailles, 

The Catherine Palace. Tsarskoye Selo, Pushkin, Russia.