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Antonio Triva

(1626 Reggio Emilia – 1699 Munich)

The Northern Italian Baroque painter and printmaker, Antonio Triva, probably received his initial training from his father Francesco, who later accompanied him to Venice, where he produced monumental paintings for the church of Santa Maria della Salute between 1658 and 1664. Other commissions came from Rovigno, Brescia and Turin. At the behest of Henriette Adelaide of Savoy, the wife of Ferdinand Maria Elector of Bavaria, Triva arrived at the electoral court in Munich in the autumn of 1669 together with his younger sister and assistant Flaminia. Here he played a major part in the decoration of the newly designed residence, which the Electress wished to see adorned in fresh Baroque splendour.