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Re: Casa del Petrarca

by Ross G. R. Caldwell on 21 Sep 2012, 16:23 Phaeded wrote: Not to lose sight of the key point here: Anghiari was a Medici triumphal celebration. If so, how was the allied Anghiari notary's trionfi deck not taking its cue from a Medici artistic precedent that followed the battle? Ross wrote: Unless...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

..., also by Vasari, but the Hanging Man scene of 1440 is missing. Instead: In S. Miniato fra le Torri in Florence Andrea painted a panel containing the Assumption of Our Lady, with two figures; and in a shrine in the Nave a Lanchetta, without the Porta alia Croce, he painted a Madonna. In the hous...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

Huck wrote: The participation of the Albizzi seems to be a minor detail (Piccinino worked mainly for Filippo Maria Visconti). On what report to do you base the importance of the Albizzi in this event? The only commissioned art we know about in connection with the Anghiari triumphal celebrations (al...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

Huck, More info from King on Marcello: The Fortebraccio was indeed Carlo, who wrote a consolatory dialgue ( Dialogus consolatorius ) - one of many authors who similar onr the death of Marcello's son Valerio: "He will display to Marcello his 'triumphs,' the author exclaims, in order to lessen his sor...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

Ross, Wish I could help you out on the 1418 refenece but I was just assuming Lorredan’s reference was correct. At all events the trajectory of this thread has veered far from the question of Marcello/Monselice/Petrarch (which was a dead end) and is headed…where? The relevant attributes that appear i...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

Huck, Belated reply (was away for the recent American holiday). As for the photo of the Euganean Hills from Petrarch’s house in Arqua that wouldn’t load from Flickr– here’s someone else’s photo showing the same, but presumably from the garden (too bad as my photo included the long window frame so th...

Re: Casa del Petrarca

Huck, I was at Petrarch's house last year and Monselice the spring of this year (had not picked up King's book yet or otherwise would have hit Monselice the first time around). Regarding the latter, the primary significance of Monselice to Marcello would have been that it was a former bastion of the...

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