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 1, no. 6 2 recto Literature
> Angelica and Medoro
Lanfranco, Giovanni
IdentifiedResearch Notes
Giovanni Lanfranco, Angelica and Medoro (1600-1647)
  • Angelica and Medoro, ca. 1647, oil on canvas

Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 1, no. 6
[1c.34]
Transcription
Angelica nel suol co i rai dolenti
Che s’affanna a Medor sanar la piaga
Del dittamo co i sughi in lei cadenti
Fu dal Lanfranco colorita, e vaga
Mostra la tela nel fatal successo
Che mentre a lui da vita Amor lei piaga.

Medoro in terra ferito, con Angelica che le mediga la piaga, e da una parte un cauallo tenuto da un uechio, fig[ur]a più piccola,

Physical description of artwork

Fig.e piccole in tela di p.i 5 di largh.a, e di 4½ d’alt.a

Stà in tela di p[alm]i cinque di larghezza, e quattro , e m[ez]zo d'altezza con un paese belliss[im]o ridotto però in tondo. Orig[ina]le d[e]l Cau[alie]r Lanfranco, in cornice noua all'Ita[lian]a tutta dorata.

Location of artwork

Nella facciata in faccia alla porta nell'entrare nella stanza

Iconclass
Categorization

Medoro; Angelica

[82A(MEDORO)]; [82AA(ANGELICA)]
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