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 1, no. 12 2 verso Religion: New Testament
> Peter denies Christ
Boulogne, Valentin de
IdentifiedResearch Notes
Valentin de Boulogne, Denial of Saint Peter (ca. 1618-25)
  • Denial of Saint Peter, ca. 1618–25, oil on canvas
Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 1, no. 12
[1b.10]
Transcription
Nell’atrio di Pilato al fuoco ardente
Pietro scoperto dall’Ancilla al dito
A cui seguire il suo Maestro ei mente
Da Monsiù Valentin fù colorito,
Ove presso a giocar sul desco ai dadi
Si mira di Soldati un stuolo ardito.

S. Pietro, che si scalda al foco, scoperto dall'Ancella, che stà ad una tauola assieme con cinque soldati, che giocano a dadi

Physical description of artwork

Fig.e al naturale quasi intere, in tela di p.i 10 di largh.a, e 7 d’alt.a

Stà in tela di p[alm]i dieci di larghezza, e sette d'altezza Orig[ina]le eccellentiss[im]o di Monsù Valentino In cornicia all'Italiana dorata

Location of artwork

Nella facciata in faccia alla porta nell'entrare nella stanza

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Categorization

Peter denies Christ, usually before a girl-servant and some soldiers

[73D331]
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