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. 30 11 recto Religion: New Testament
> The Passion of Christ
Bramer, Leonard
Possibly IdentifiedResearch Notes
Leonard Bramer, The Arrest of Jesus (ca. 1630)
  • The Arrest of Jesus, ca. 1630, oil on panel

Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 2, no. 30
[4b.20]
Transcription
Con face ad allumar l'aere già nero
Sotto un atrio s'adopra un empio armato
Perche s'apra ai compagni ivi il sentiero
Di cui barbaro stuol cinto, e legato
Con esecrabil scherno inalza e preme
L'huomo immortal, ch'al sol la luce ha dato
E in figurarlo tante parti insieme
Leonardo da le Notti unir poteo
Ch'è ben degno a ragion di lodi estreme

Christo preso da i Soldati, e condotto per un atrio, doue si uede in lontananza la negatione di S. Pietro, e un soldato nell'entrar d'una porta con torcia in mano, che da il lume a tutte le figure di misura assai piccola.

Physical description of artwork

n.º 30 fig.e minute in tav.a di p.i 1 lar. e 1 al.

Stà in tauola di p[alm]i uno di larghezza, e poco meno d'altezza. Orig[ina]le di Leonardo dalle notti, in cornice tutta dorata.

Location of artwork

Nella facciata incontro alla sud.a

Iconclass
Categorization

Christ's arrest, trial, and torture; Story of the denial of Peter (Matthew 26:58, 26:69-75; Mark 14:54, 14:66-72, Luke 22:55-62; John 18:15-18, 18:25-27)

[73D3]; [73D33]
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