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. 4 8 recto Religion: Saints
> St. Jerome
Guido Reni
Possibly IdentifiedResearch Notes
Guido Reni, Angel Appearing to Saint Jerome (ca. 1638)
  • Angel Appearing to Saint Jerome, ca. 1638, oil on canvas

Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 2, no. 4
[4d.43]
Transcription
Girolamo nell’altra attento ascolta
D’un messagier celeste i detti, e pare
La mente haver d’alto stupore involta.

S. Girolamo nudo a sedere al par del uiuo che tiene con una mano un libro, e con l'altra una penna, e guarda un Angelo, che mostra discorrer seco

Physical description of artwork

n.º 4 Fig.a al par del vivo in tela di p. 8 al. e 6 lar.

Stà in tela di p[alm]i otto d'altezza, e sei di larghezza. Orig[ina]le della Scola di Guido reno in cornice piccola tutta dorata.

Location of artwork

Nella facciata incontrò alle finestre ui sono li app[resso] quadri

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Categorization

Personal devotion of St. Jerome

[11H(JEROME)3]
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