Il collezionismo degli Abbiate Forieri tra Sei e Settecento a Milano. Dalla raccolta di Matteo alla Galeria di Giovanni digital
The discovery of the inventory of Matteo Forieri’s legacy suggested an in-depth study of the family’s collecting passions: paintings (in particular by Filippo Abbiati) and, in the case of Matteo’s son Giovanni, also coins, cameos and drawings...
‘Raccomandazioni’ di Vitaliano VI Borromeo per alcuni artisti. Note d’archivio su Cignaroli, De Groot, Garzia, Lanzani, Saglier, Tempesta, Vismara, Volò digital
Vitaliano VI borromeo, famous politician and patron, owes his fame, above all, to the realization of Isola bella. the article publishes some letters of recommendation, transcribed in the Appendix, which Vitaliano wrote in favor of numerous artists. Some of them were so allowed to enter in aristocratic and artistic environments in bologna, rome, Venice, and Genoa studying with renowned masters and learning more about the local works...
La famiglia Baldironi tra committenza e imprese figurative: la villa di Lissone e la pala di Federico Panza digital
Among the Baldironi family members, family involved in business trade in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth century, abbot Antonio (1628-1689) was one of the most relevant figures, who was been for a few years the agent of the State of Milan Congregation in Madrid. Thanks to him, his nephew Giuseppe (1635-1685) could reach the position of general financial Mayor and so begin the process of ennoblement of the family, shown also by the decoration of the villa own in Lissone...
Il contratto di Gaudenzio Ferrari per il Matrimonio mistico di Santa Caterina nel Duomo di Novara digital
The subject of this paper is the newly found contract for Gaudenzio Ferrari’s Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine with Saints Joseph, Agabius and Gaudentius, drawn up on February 25, 1530. The author reconstructs the commission of this work and the original location of the panel, tracing its movements within the cathedral of Novara up to its current location in the chapel of Saint Catherine...
Ottavio Nazari, committente di Tanzio da Varallo. Nuovi documenti e ipotesi digital
Ottavio Nazari, client of Tanzio da Varallo. Unpublished documents and new theories MARINA DELL’OMO - SERGIO MONFERRINI Ottavio Nazari, whose family was in the limelight in Novara from the late 16th to the 18th Century, is known as the client for the chapel of the Guardian Angel in the basilica of San Gaudenzio. A newly found inventory of Nazari’s inheritance, drafted on November 20, 1645, casts new light on several facts of his life and his taste in the arts, and more importantly, it contains useful data on the construction of the chapel between 1627 and 1634. The document contains information on the arrangements concluded with different workshops, among which are the authors of the marble altar – the Fossati di Arzo, together with Francesco Maria Richini, who signed the project – and those of the stucco decorations – Giovanni Pietaro and Antionio Maria Casella di Carona. More records clarifying the timing of Tanzio’s contribution are included in the same document. The inventory also includes a large number of precious pieces of furniture from the family residence in Novara, among which are the paintings. Some of them, identifiable as Tanzio’s work, are now scattered around private and public collections, and give evidence of a privileged relationship between Ottavio and the painter from Valsesia.
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