Title :

La Madonna col Bambino e i Santi Pietro Martire e Giovanni Battista di Capodimonte : devozione o 'damnatio memoriae'?

Author :
CORTESI BOSCO, Francesca ;
Publication year :
Language :
Italian ;
Abstract :
Reviews the 20th-c. historiography and studies the iconography, the patronage and execution history of Lotto's Madonna and Child with S. Peter Martyr and the Young S. John (Naples, Museo e gallerie nazionali di Capodimonte). Supports the long-held view that the work was commissioned by the bishop of Treviso Bernardo Rossi, whose image was replaced (later 16th c.) by the figure of the young S. John. Argues, however, that the work is not an ex-voto (for having been spared assassination) as suggested by earlier scholars, but is a devotional painting linked with the history of the Rossi family and their court in the castello of Torrechiara. The work thus features S. Peter Martyr to honor Bernardo's grandfather Pier Maria Rossi, founder of the Torrechiara castle (depicted in the background). Examines the 15th-16th-c. political history of the Rossi family and their castles, and suggests that the image of Bernardo was deleted and repainted with that of S. John at the request of the Rossi di San Secondo family (another branch of Bernardo's family, and one hostile to him), who had meanwhile come into possession of the work. ;
Pagination/Size :
1 p. of pl.; 21 ill. (1 col.) ;
Topic :
530 - BIBLIOGRAPHIE D'HISTOIRE DE L'ART ; 5304C01 - 1400-1800 ; Peinture et arts graphiques ; Peinture et dessin ; 530-IV - 1400-1800 ;
French keywords :
Château fort ; Commande d'oeuvre d'art ; Iconographie ; Iconographie chrétienne ; Imagerie de dévotion ; Italie ; Jean-Baptiste, saint ; Lotto, Lorenzo, v.1480-1556 ; Napoli (ITA), Museo di Capodimonte ; Peinture ; Pierre Martyr, saint, v.1205-1252 ; Rossi di San Secondo, famille, 17-19 s. ; Rossi, Bernardo de', évêque de Trévise, m.1527 ; Rossi, Pier Maria, act.1448-1460 ; Saints ; Torrechiara (ITA), Castello di Torrechiara ; Vierge à l'enfant avec saint Pierre Martyr et le petit saint Jean ; 1400-1600 ;
Descriptors :
Castles ; Christian iconography ; Commissions ; Devotional imagery ; Iconography ; Italy ; John the Baptist, S. ; Lotto, Lorenzo, ca.1480-1556 ; Madonna and Child with S. Peter Martyr and the Young S. John ; Napoli (ITA), Museo di Capodimonte ; Painting ; Peter Martyr, S., ca.1205-1252 ; Rossi di San Secondo family, 17th-19th cs. ; Rossi, Bernardo de', bishop of Treviso, d.1527 ; Rossi, Pier Maria, act.1448-1460 ; Saints ; Torrechiara (ITA), Castello di Torrechiara ; 1400-1600 ;
Document type :
Article ;
Source :
Venezia Cinquecento, 2000, 10, 19
INIST identifier :
24909236 ;
ISSN 1122-2816 ;
Provenance :
Bibliographie d'Histoire de l'Art ;
Publisher :
Bulzoni editore, Roma
Publisher country :