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. 32 11 recto Religion: Old Testament
> Noah’s ark
Tintoretto, Domenico
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. 32
[2c.11]
Transcription
Dal minor Tintoretto colorita
Tela di pregio ad affissarsi all’opra
Ch’in sé contiene i riguardanti invita
Scorgesi l’Arca in lei non già più sopra
L’acque ondeggiar ma ferma arena asciutta
Avvien che del suo fondo ella ricopra,
E all’aere assisa la caterva tutta
Degl’animal, che già rinchiusi in quella
Dall’onda universal non fù distrutta

Arca di Noè fuori della quale si uede gran quantità d'animali, e alcune figure d'homini, e donne

Physical description of artwork

n.º 32 fig.e piccole in tela di p.i 5 al. 4 lar.

Stà in tela di p[alm]i cinque d'altezza, e quattro di larghezza Orig[ina]le di Dom[eni]co Tintoretto, in cornice inargentata all'antica con fiori d'oro

Location of artwork

Nella facciata incontro alle finestre

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Categorization

The ark of Noah comes to rest on Mount Ararat

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