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Il Claustro Di S. Michele In Bosco Di Bologna Dipinto dal Famoso Lodovico Carracci, E da altri Eccelenti Maestri usciti dalla sua Scola Descritto Dal Sig. Co: Carlo Cesare Malvasia E ravvivato all'Originale con l'esatto Disegno, ed Intaglio Del Sig. Giacopo Giovannini Pittore Bolognese Consegrato Al Serenissimo Ferdinando III. Principe Di Toscana.

Carlo Cesare Malvasia Conte

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/3349

Author

Imprint

In Bologna: M.DC.XCIV., Per gli Eredi d'Antonio Pisarri. Con licenza de' Superiori. Con Privilegio Apostolico.

Physical Description

33, [1] p., frontis., 18, [1] pl. [nos. 3, 6, 9, 12 are folded]; 400 mm. (Folio.)

Contents

[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Lettore Gentilissimo; Al Sig. Giacomo Giovannini - [Imprimatur] - Innocentius PP XII - [Plates with text].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece and all plates are signed as drawn and engraved by Giac. Giovannini. Plates 1-[19] also carry the name of the source-artist. The frontispiece is also signed, 'Marc-anto. fabbri forma in Bologa.' The title-page vignette, headpieces, tailpieces and decorated initials are unsigned.

References

Royal Institute of British Architects, British Architectural Library ... Early printed books, 3 (1999), no. 2023, p.1070.

Summary Note

The work describes the frescoes painted by Ludovico Carracci and his followers in the cloister of the convent of S. Michele in Bosco, Bologna, in 1604-5. Their subject is the life of St. Benedict. The plates show several of the frescoes and also the caryatid decorations by which they were divided. The names of the painters are engraved on the plates, and include Britio (pl.1), Garbieri (2), Guido Reni (3, 15), Lod. Carracci (4-12, 17-[19]), L. Massari (13, 14), Giac. Cavedoni (16).

Copy Note

Defective; lacks plates 10, 11.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; gilt-decorated spine, brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Lodovico Carracci Il Claustro'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Christian art and symbolism - Saints
Monks - Italy - 6th century
Paintings - Frescoes - Mural painting and decoration - Monasteries - Italy - Emilia-Romagna - Bologna - S. Michele in Bosco - 17th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 17th century

Contributors

Lodovico Carracci, source artist
Giacomo Maria Giovannini, draughtsman, engraver
Francesco Brizio, source artist
Lorenzo Garbieri, source artist
Guido Reni, source artist
Lucio Massari, source artist
Giacomo Cavedone
Eredi d'Antonio Pisarri (Bologna), publisher