86 Route 18. GENOA. c. From the Piazza Deferrari
(Pl. E, 4), is flanked with a succession of palaces. On the right,
No. 1, Palazzo Cambiaso, by Gal. Alessi. Onthe left, No. 2, Pal.
Gámbaro, formerly Cambiaso. Right, No. 3, Pal. Parodi, erected in
1567-81 by Gal. Alessi. Left, No. 4, Pal. Cataldi, formerly Carega,
erected abont 1560 by Giov. Batt. Castello. Right, No. 5, Pal.
Spinola, by Gal. Alessi, now a commercial school (the courts of the
two last-named are adorned with frescoes). Left, No. 6, Pal. Giorgio
Doria (not always open), by Alessi, adorned with frescoes by Luca
Cambiaso and other pictures (Castiglione, Shepherd and shepherdess;
Van Dyck, Portrait of a lady; P. Veronese, Susanna).
Left, No. 10, Pal. Adorno (accessihle by introduction only), also
by Gal. Alessi, contains several good pictures: Rubens, Hércules
and Dejanira (both much restored); three small pictures attributed
to Mantegna, though more in the style of S. Botticelli (Triumph of
Amor, of Jugurtha, of Judith; comp. p. 34, No. 106); Cambiaso,
Madonna and saints; Corneille de Lyon (not J. Clouet), Portraits of
four children; Pellegro Piola, Frieze with children; Perin del Vaga,
Nativity of Mary.
Left, No. 12, Pal. Serra (no admission), by G. Alessi; interior
rebuilt by Charles de Wailly (d. 1798) and Tagliaflco, with a
magniflcent rococó hall.
Right, No. 9, Palazzo Municipale (Pl. E, 4), formerly Doria
Tursi, by Rocco Lurago (d. ca. 1590), with a handsome staircase and
court, skilfully adapted to its sloping site.
The Vestibule is adorned with frescoes from the life of the Doge
Grimaldi and the Staircase in the court with a statue of Cattaneo Pinelli.
— In the large Council Chambee on the upper floor are mosaic portraits
(by Salviati; 1867) of Columbus and Marco Polo. In the adjacent room
are facsímiles of letters of Columbus (the origináis are in the pedestal of
his bust in the Sala della Giunta); large bronze tablet of B. C. 117, record-
ing the judgment of Román arbiters in a dispute between Genoa and a
castle in the Val Polcevera. A recess in the wall to the left contains
Paganini's violin (a 'Guarneri').
Left, No. 18, Palazzo Rosso (Pl. E, 4), by Alessi (?), so named
from its red colour, formerly the property of the Brignole-Sale
family, was presented to the city of Genoa in 1874, along with its
valuable contents, library, and *Picture Gallery (Galleria Brignole-
Sale Deferrari; adm., see p. 78; lists of pictures in each room), hy
the Marchesa Maria Brignole-Sale, Duchess of Galliera (d. 1889).
Ascending the staircase to the third story, we pasa to the right into
the Stanza delle Arti Liberali (R. I), named, like the following rooms,
after the ceiling-paintings (by Carlone, Parodi, Deferrari, Piola, and others),
and containing three portraits of Doges of the Brignole family (17-18th
cent.). The ceiling-paintings are sometimes continued by the relief-work
of the cornices. — To the right, the Alcova (R. II): Rigaud, Lady and
gentleman of the Brignole family; Picasso, Portrait of the Duchess of
Galliera. — III. Stanza della Gioventü. On the exit-wall: Guercino,
Cleopatra; B. Strozzi, Hl Cappuccino', Caritas or maternal love (after Cam¬
biaso); B. Strozzi, Cook with poultry. — IV. Sala Grande, with ceiling
decorated with the armorial bearings of the family. Exit-wall: Guidobono
da Savona, Lot and his daughters. Entrance-wall: D. Piola, Sun-chariot of
Apollo. — V. Stanza dki.i.a Primavkra : Paris Bordan e, Venetian woman;