ART HISTORY SECTION

In the art gallery there important works dating from the 13th century such as the Madonna della Carbonara. The visit includes masterpieces of Benvenuto di Giovanni, the Crucifixion attributed to Michelangelo and the Caravaggio- style works of Barolomeo Cavarozzi, as well as those by 17th Roman artist Domenico Corvi and Giovan Francesco Romanelli.

La Fortezza e la Temperanza di A.A. Falaschi - The cardinal virtues

The cardinal virtues

Oil painting on canvas 1756 Anton Angelo Falaschi cm. 50×20   A signed and dated 1756 sketch probably for a painting on the side of the dome of the Gonfalone. In the foreground are two figures identified as Fortitude and Temperance. The group is relaxing on a cloud that seems to float freely in an…

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Annunciation by Lodovico Mazzanti

Oil painting on canvas Late 17th century Lodovico Mazzanti cm. 97 x 73 The work “Annunciation” was originally in the Suffragio Church before it was given to the Museum del Colle. THE WORK The composition of the painting of the apparition of the Virgin to S. Lucia in the Cathedral of Viterbo includes an impeccable…

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Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew

Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew

Olio su tela Vincenzo Strigelli 1740 cm. 150 x 90   Martyrdom of Saint Bartholomew by Viterbo painter Vincenzo Strigelli (1720-1786?) for Bartolomeo Orioli. We have only fragmentary information about the saint’s life. According to tradition he was a missionary in the middle east where he was killed and his skin removed. The best known…

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Transport of the Holy House

Transport of the Holy House

Oil painting on canvas 1750-1760 ca. Ludovico Mazzanti (Rome 1686 – Viterbo 1775) cm 234×168   Ludovico Mazzanti, a student of Giovan Battista Gaulli (known as Baciccio 1639-1709), worked mostly in Orvieto , where his family originated, as well as in Viterbo, Perugia, Città di Castello and Naples. THE WORK The altar piece was very…

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Deposition of Christ by Pietro Vanni

Deposition of Christ by Pietro Vanni

Oil painting on canvas 1876 Pietro Vanni cm. 210 x 85   Christ‘s body is shown on a raised plane partially covered by a white cloth and with a vase at his feet. The dark background makes the body of Christ stand out giving it major plasticity and brightness. The work is dated and signed…

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The Baptist before Herod by Anton Angelo Falaschi

The Baptist before Herod by Anton Angelo Falaschi

Oil painting on canvas 1756 Anton Angelo Falaschi cm. 13×22   In this display case are two sketches done for the decoration of the Gonfalone church in Viterbo. That of Falaschi which was approved shows John the Baptist in front of Herod. In the foreground are two groups of figures: on the left three people,…

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The Baptist before Herod

Sketches by Domenico Corvi

Tempera on paper 1756 Domenico Corvi cm. 17 x 24   The Beheading of the Baptist The scene takes place inside a large building where the figures seem to be lost beside the gigantic columns. This sketch was done by Corvi “by the light of the night” the composition is illuminated by a torch that…

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S. Giacinta Marescotti di Domenico Corvi

Saint Jacinta Marescotti by Domenico Corvi

Oil painting on canvas 1783 Domenico Corvi cm. 60×43   The saint is shown standing holding the monastery rule book. Francesco Pacini kneels before her to receive the rules. On the book we read “IUXTA HANC VIVES” clearly referring to the libertine Pacini who was converted by Giacinta to become her right hand helper in…

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St. John the Evangelist by Corvi

St. John the Evangelist by Domenico Corvi

Tempera on panel 1749-1750 Domenico Corvi cm. 60×43   The circular painting “tondo” of 1749/1750 shows the figure of John the Evangelist holding a book of the Gospels, an inkwell plus a pen in the right hand. An eagle, the symbol of John the Evangelist (S. Giovanni Evangelista), is visible in the lower right. All…

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