Una precisazione per Palma il Giovane a Brescia
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A clarification on Palma il Giovane in Brescia
The article presents an unpublished record, dated May 12, 1623, in which the patrons of the Duomo Nuovo in Brescia approve the allotment of a sum of one hundred sequins to painter Jacopo Palma il Giovane, upon accepting his drawing for the altarpiece to be placed on the high altar of the cathedral.
The painting depicting Our Lady of the Assumption with Sts Charles, Francis and Bishop Marino Giorgi, regularly delivered from the artist’s atelier, was eventually placed not on the presbytery – still unfinished at the time – but on the altar of a chapel on the left side, the first one to be consecrated in 1627. This clarification offers a satisfying explanation of the reason behind the portrait of Bishop Giorgi, the main sponsor of the chapel.