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Title :

A case of mistaken identity : the Martellini Jupiter by Giovanni di Scherano Fancelli

Author :
WALDMAN, Louis Alexander ;
Publication year :
1998
Language :
English ;
Abstract :
Studies an enigmatic, larger-than-life-size marble statue of a nude youth in the Palazzo Martellini, Florence. Suggests the statue represents a Youthful Jupiter (reviving a theme common on Roman coinage), and that its signature (which scholars have incorrectly identified with various members of the Fancelli family) refers to Giovanni di Alessandro Fancelli, also called Giovanni di Scherano or Giovanni Scherani. The career of this sculptor - heretofore almost completely unknown - is reconstructed with the help of newly discovered archival evidence. The appended documents reveal that Giovanni di Scherano was a figure of some importance in late-Cinquecento Florence who received commissions from the Grand Ducal Galleria, the Opera del Duomo and from eminent private patrons. ;
Pagination/Size :
16 ill. ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ;
French keywords :
Fancelli, Giovanni di Alessandro, act.1560, m.1588 ; Firenze (ITA), Palazzo Martellini ; Italie ; Jupiter jeune homme ; Sculpture ; Signature ; 1500-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Fancelli, Giovanni di Alessandro, act.1560, d.1588 ; Firenze (ITA), Palazzo Martellini ; Italy ; Sculpture ; Signatures ; Youthful Jupiter ; 1500-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Burlington magazine, 1998, 140, 1149, Dec
INIST identifier :
24998878 ;
ISSN :
ISSN 0007-6287 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Burlington Magazine, London
Publisher country :
UNITED KINGDOM ;