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.

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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. 20 9 verso Religion: Old Testament
> Lot and his daughters
Turchi, Alessandro
Alessandro Turchi, Lot and His Daughters (red chalk)
  • Lot and His Daughters, n. d., Red chalk, pen and brown ink on light brown paper, location unknown

Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 2, no. 20
[4b.25]
Transcription
Loth inebrian le figlie, acciò disporre
S’habbia all’empie lor voglie, et egli insano
Agl'amplessi nefandi al fine trascorre
E il caso espresso da la dotta mano
Fù d’Alessandro Veronese in guisa,
Che per bell’opra non s’addita in vano

Loth a sedere ad una tauola con le due figlie che li danno da beuere.

Physical description of artwork

n.º 20 fig.e piccole in tavola di p. 1 1/4 lar. 1 al.

Stà in tauola di p[alm]i uno, e un quarto di larghezza, e uno d'altezza. Orig[ina]le d'Aless[andr]o Veronese, in cornice dorata con riporti inargentati anneriti.

Location of artwork

Nella facciata incontro alla sud.a vi sono li appo quadri

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Categorization

Lot's daughters make their father drunk

[71C1252]
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