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. 17 3 verso Religion: Old Testament
> Judith and Holofernes
Morazzone
No artwork identified
Placeholder graphic indicates no artwork was identified.
Comparison to 1680 inventory
1681 Rhyming verse inventory 1680 Conventional inventory
Item No. Part 1, no. 17
[1a.9]
Transcription
Il capo tronco d’Holoferne altero
Nella destra Giuditta espresse tale
Il Morazzon, che morto ancora è fiero,
E l’ nudo busto ad Isdrael fatale
Sgorgar su l’Origlier di sangue un fiume
Della Donzella Hebrea pregio immortale

Oloferne nudo sopra d'un letto in schiena col la testa recisa, che è tenuta in mano per i capelli da Giudit, che la porge ad una serua Si uede al lume di candela

Physical description of artwork

Fig.e al natural una intera , e l’altra sino a ginochio, in tela di p.i 7½ di largh.a, e 5 di alt.a.

Stà in tela di p[alm]i sette, e m[ez]zo di largh[ez]za, e cinque d'altezza Orig[ina]le del Cau[alie]r Morazzoni Milanese in cornice grande all'Italiana tutta dorata

Location of artwork

Stanza grande che riesce su la Piazza, nella facciata incontro alle finestre

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Categorization

Judith and her maidservant put Holofernes’ head in a sack

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