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Raccolta Di Pitture Antiche Intagliate Da Paolo Lasinio Disegnate Da Giuseppe Rossi

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/5090

Imprint

Pisa: Presso Niccolò Caparro Co' Caratteri Bodoniani, MDCCCXX.

Physical Description

[8] p., 14 pl.; 464 mm.

General Note

The eighth plate carries no number.

Contents

[T.p., dedic.] - Pitture Di Niccolò Petri Discepolo Di Giotto Nel Capitolo Di S. Francesco Di Pisa - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

All plates except number [8] are signed as drawn by Gius. Rossi and engraved by Lasinio Figlio. The work is dedicated by Gio. Paolo Lasinio to Cristiano Federigo, Duca E Principe Regnante Di Holstein, Sonderbourgh Augustemberg Ec.

Summary Note

The work describes the ruined frescoes of a Passion cycle painted in the chapter house of San Francesco at Pisa. Plate 12 shows a fragment carrying the inscription, 'Niccholaus Petri ... Pinsit Anno MCCCLXXXXII ...'. This painter is described by Rossi and Lasinio as a follower of Giotto, but is generally considered to owe more to Orcagna and to Taddeo Gaddi. The plates show Christ's Last Supper (pl. 10), Passion and Crucifixion (11, 8, 7, 6, 5), Burial (9, 4) and Resurrection (3), the Descent of the Holy Spirit (1) and the Assumption of the Virgin (2); sculptures of S. John the Baptist and S. Laurence (12); figures of bishops and sovereigns from the frieze (13, 14).

Binding Note

20th-century red cloth-covered boards; spine lettered 'Lasinio - Raccolta Di Pitture Antiche, 'R.A.' and '1820'. Bound with one other.

Name as Subject

Subject

Christian art and symbolism
Paintings - Frescoes - Narrative art - Italy - Tuscany - Pisa - Capitolo di San Francesco - History - 14th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century

Contributors