Sienese Renaissance Tomb Monuments, Volume 205

Front Cover
American Philosophical Society, 1993 - History - 180 pages
0 Reviews
The first scholarly study to treat the sepulchral memorials of Quattrocento Siena in a comprehensive way. These works include contributions by such noted sculptors as Jacopo della Quercia, Il Vecchietta, Neroccio de'Landi, Giovanni di Stefano, & Urbano da Cortona, as well as a number of monuments by assorted anonymous followers of Donatello. Some of these works, most notably Quercia's tomb for Ilaria del Carretto, occupy well-recognized places in the history of Italian sculpture. But various others, many of significant artistic importance as well as sociological interest, are presented here for the first time. In addition to a thorough catalogue of all traceable figured memorials from Renaissance Siena & its artistic dependecies, Prof. Robert Munman takes up such problems as the formal devt. of several sepulchral types produced there, the cultural & historical context of such tombs in general, & the attitudes of patronage that, given Siena's rich artistic resources, produced fewer of these monuments than one would have expected. Illus.

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 160 - II, in: Enea Silvio Piccolomini: Papa Pio II. Atti del convegno per il quinto centenario della morte e altri scritti raccolti da DOMENICO MAFFEI, Siena 1968, 277).
Page 140 - ... Fortiguerra. Therefore Piero gave orders that the next night the body should be exhumed and interred elsewhere. The monks then laid the noble lady inside the church by the high altar, but in the earth without any marble, hoping that her son would some day do honor to his mother. Nor were their hopes vain ; for when Pius, who had some time before learned of the details of his mother's death and burial, returned to his own city, he had the bones of his father Silvio moved from Corsignano to Siena...
Page 160 - Di due lapidi sepolcrali ancora esistenti in S. Michele in Bosco di Bologna," Atti e memorie della deputazione di storia patria per le province di Romagna ns 7 (1955-1956): 336-358. Haftmann, Werner, "Jacopo della Quercia und die sienesische Skulptur des Quattrocento: Zur Ausstellung im Stadpalast zu Siena," Pantheon, 22 (1938): 367-375.
Page 140 - II, 235. whom Pius had designated as his successor in this church when he had himself ascended the throne of St. Peter. The Pope's mother had died four years earlier, his father eight. The latter was buried at Corsignano, the former at Siena, both in Franciscan monasteries. Long ago a certain knight of the Piccolomini family named Piero had erected at the Minorite convent before the city gates a sumptuous marble tomb for himself and his descendants, in which many of his family now lie. In this tomb...
Page 158 - ... lontananza, o vicinanza della veduta, senza la quale non si puo gia mai architettar bene". 78 Ibid., loc. cit. P. Bacci, "L'elenco delle pitture, sculture e architetture di Siena compilato nel 1625-26 da Mons. Fabio Chigi poi Alessandro VII secondo il MS Chigiano II-ll", Bollettino Senese di Storia Patria, NS, X (1939), 197-213 and 297-337.
Page 160 - Gli Affreschi quattrocenteschi della Sala del Pellegrinaio nello Spedale di Santa Maria della Scala in Siena," Storia dell'arte 13 (1972): 5-42.
Page 158 - R. CELLI, Studi sui sistemi normativi delle democrazie comunali. Secoli XIIXV, I: Pisa, Siena, Firenze, Sansoni, 1976, pp.
Page 71 - Guinigi] all'asequio di tal donna fe' magnificamente quello che a ugni grandonna o signore si convenisse, cosi di messe, oratione, vigilie, vestimenti, drappi, cera, limozine in grande quantita, che sere'lungo scrivere a dovere con tare ogni particella.
Page 8 - How many great masters and gentlemen are in Hell even though they left beautifully adorned tombs behind them! These rich men desired and loved riches in life and in death, possessing them in life and wanting to be buried in rich tombs in death. They did not even want to rot unless in a luxurious place. . . . Oh rich gentlemen and lords of the world who have wanted so much pomp and luxury in this ceremonies, with extensive controls on expenditures and ceremony.
Page 107 - Davies (1910, 202) reports that "in the Grotte Vaticane is a grave-slab, figured by Dionigi, representing the Pope in the days when he was a Bishop, in full episcopal robes. The inscription states that it was placed by Todeschini in his lifetime ('vivens . . . posuit capellamque hanc ornavit.') at the feet of the tomb of his uncle in the chapel which he had founded and endowed in the Basilica.

References to this book

Bibliographic information