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…

Lapidarium

Following the inspections on the Duomo hill recently the remains of tombs were found. During the works done at the end of the 1800s the pavements in the side naves were removed and with them many tombstones. The finding, first cleaning and recomposition were done with Archeoares and the Tuscia University organizing a temporary exhibition…

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…

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…

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…

Reliquary cross

Reliquary cross

Cross: silver zone, chiseled, carved, rock crystal Reliquary: golden silver, gems 1634 Giovanni Francesco Frangi height 57 cm, width 28 cm, base 15 cm   The inscription on the base reveals that Cardinal Tiberio Muti, Bishop of Viterbo in 1634, had this reliquary containing fragments of wood from Christ’s cross gilded. The tiny Calvary with…

Vestments

Vestments

Linen, silk and gold 17th-20th centuries   Among the vestments conserved in the Museum there are several copes wide, semicircular robes used like capes, open in front and held with a clasp, chausubles the robe used during the celebration of the mass in different colors according to the liturgical season; stoles or strips of linen,…