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La Certosa Di Pavia Descritta Ed Illustrata Con Tavole Incise Dai Fratelli Gaetano E Francesco Durelli

Gaetano Durelli author engraver

RA Collection: Book

Record number



Gaetano Durelli, author, engraver


Milano: Giuseppe Civelli, Editore, 1863.

Physical Description

28 p., pl. A-H (all dble.), I-LXII.


[T.p.] - Introduzione - [Text] - Indice Delle Tavole - [Plates].

Summary Note

The work describes the architecture and sculpture of the Carthusian monastery at Pavia, founded by G. Visconti in 1396 and developed by F. Sforza from 1450 onwards, under the direction of Guiniforte Solari. The building is largely Romanesque in character, with Gothic and Renaissance detail. The west façade carries sculpture by Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, Antonio Mantegazza and Cristoforo Mantegazza; the interior is rich with the work of many sculptors. The plates show plans, elevations and sections of the building, and details of architectural sculpture.

Binding Note

19th-century half green morocco, green paper-covered boards; spine lettered 'Certosa Di Pavia - Durelli', 'R.A.' and 'Milano 1863'.

Name as Subject


Architecture - Churches - Monasteries - Sculpture - Bas-reliefs - Church decoration and ornament - Italy - Lombardy - Pavia - Certosa di Pavia - History - 15th century - Romanesque - Gothic - Renaissance
Monasticism and religious orders - Italy - Lombardy - Pavia - 15th century
Christian art and symbolism - Iconography - 15th century - Italy
Art history - Plans - Elevations - Sections - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century


Francesco Durelli, author, engraver
Giuseppe Civelli, publisher
Giovanni Antonio Amadeo, source artist
Antonio Mantegazza, source artist
Cristoforo Mantegazza, source artist