List of Artworks

The works Mellini described in his poem are presented here in a table. Compare the descriptions of the works in Mellini's poem with their description in an earlier, conventional inventory from 1680 by clicking to open the “Compare to 1680 Inventory” window.

The images shown here are intended to give the users of this digital publication an idea of the kinds of pictorial works that were in the collection of the Mellini family during the late seventeenth century. They are an indication of taste, fashion, and social status as reflected in the reception rooms of the family’s palazzo. Read about the research team’s work to identify the images presented here.

Key
Identified: There is a high probability that the work named here was in the Mellini collection in 1681.
Possibly Identified: The work was possibly in the Mellini collection in 1681.
Related: The work was not in the Mellini collection but is somehow related to the work described in the inventories (i.e., it is a copy, an alternate version, or a preliminary drawing).
Example: The work was not in the Mellini collection but is representative of a work described in the inventories (i.e., in theme and/or visual composition).
No artwork identified: Most of the works described by Mellini in his poem have not been identified.
Item No. Folio Subjects Artist Identification Status
Part 2, no. 9 8 verso Allegory
> Artemisia
Domenichino
No artwork identified
Placeholder graphic indicates no artwork was identified.
Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 2, no. 9
[4a.3]
Transcription
Raro esempio d’Amor l’alta reina
Artemisia aurea coppa osserva attenta,
Mentri ai labbri la man l’offre, e avvicina
Entro d’essa è col vin la salma spenta
In cener sciolta del Consorte amato
Ch’a farle urna del Cor sorbì non lenta,
E se parto non è del celebrato
Domenichin fù di pennel che apprese
Dare ai color nel la sua Scola il fiato.

Artemisia a sedere, appoggiata con un braccio ad una tauola, che mostra di marmo, e con l'altra tiene una coppa fig[ur]a al par del uiuo, a piè della quale si uede un ragazzo moro, che tiene le mani sopra un uaso

Physical description of artwork

n.º 9 fig.a al par del vivo, in tela di p. 8 al. 6 lar.

Stà in tela di p[alm]i otto d'altezza e sei di larghezza Orig[ina]le della Scola del Domenichino, in cornice grande con riporti, e tutta dorata

Location of artwork

Nella stanza longa che riesce in via de Pastini, nella facciata a man dritta nell'entrare di d.a stanza

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Categorization

Artemisia, queen of Caria, drinks from a cup the ashes of her husband Mausalus mixed in liquid

[98C ARTEMISIA 61]
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