Antonio Allegri Da Correggio, His Life, His Friends, and His Time

Antonio Allegri Da Correggio, His Life, His Friends, and His Time

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...Said to be a portrait of Correggio's wife, by himself." The statement is quite without foundation. V. G. Campori, Catalog/1z' ed z'1wentarz', p. 297. 3 Register of the Baptistery at Parma. A clerical error made by the priest who on October 5, 1527, registered the advent of Anna Geria, born two days before, gave rise to the mistaken idea that Correggio had by this time lost his first wife and taken a second. Inscribing the name of the mother, the priest wrote _/acobina instead of Girolama. On this Mengs,1 and his obsequious follower, Carlo Giuseppe Ratti, ? founded the theory of a second marriage. Ratti, indeed, improved on the original statement. He says that the painter, "having lost his first wife, took a second, seduced by her beauty, which he afterwards learnt to loathe." If we also accept the statements of Father Maurizio Zappata, who created a Girolama, daughter of Pier Ilario Mazzola, to marry her to Correggio,3 our painter figures almost as a rival of Mahomet II. All these fables were discredited by the discovery of a document dated March 20, 1528, in which Girolama Merlini is mentioned as still living. The document is a deed empowering the painter's father, Pellegrino Allegri, to administer the goods of his son and his daughter-in-law4 during their absence from Correggio. Externally, the church and monastery of San Giovanni Evangelista are far from imposing. The facade of the church, which was finished in the early years of the seventeenth century, is unpleasing. The side of the convent, which adjoins it, is covered with earogue ornament, and has a heavy, loaded appearance; the other walls are bare and squalid. But, like a shell of mother-of-pearl just drawn from the sea, this coarse and heavy...show more

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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236963164
  • 9781236963161