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.

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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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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The Baptist before Herod

The Baptist before Herod by Domenico Corvi

Oil painting on canvas 1756 Domenico Corvi cm. 13×22   With expressive synthesis and bright colors Corvi shows the Baptist being dragged away by an armed man. The work of 1756 and the sketch are different from the other two kept in the Museo del Colle del Duomo for they are of smaller size and…

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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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St. Mark of Balletta

St. Mark of Balletta

Tempera on panel Francesco d’Antonio Zacchi of Viterbo named “Il Balletta” Date: before 1476 cm 44 x 103   The work has a late Gothic style typical of Balletta during the last part of his life. Balletta was active from about 1430 and the work is probably a later one. St. Mark (San Marco) is…

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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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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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Saints Stephen and Lawrence

Saints Stephen and Lawrence

Oil painting on canvas Author unknown 15th – 16th Century (?) cm. 96 x 119,5   The wooden support is three pieces tied together with the middle one slightly bent there are lesions in the pictorial surface along the points of juncture. On the surface there are small holes caused by microorganisms and the color…

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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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