A friend and executor of Algardi, the medallist Gaspare Morone continued his collaboration with the Bolognese sculptor's pupils even after his death, especially with Girolamo Lucenti and Domenico Guidi. This is proved by the decoration commissioned by Morone's sister for the Chapel of the Magi in Santa Maria del Suffragio, Rome, completed in 1678, where both Morone and his brother-in-law Pietro Martire Neri were buried; marble portraits of them were made by Lucenti (to judge by its style) and Guidi, respectively. The latter's work is now also confirmed by hitherto neglected documentary evidence. Beyond a review of the principal phases of this little-known commission, the article investigates some aspects of the relationship between medal-making and sculpture in Rome during the second half of the seventeenth century, with special focus on the multi-faceted figure of Lucenti (bronze-caster, medallist, sculptor), chosen by Morone to succeed him at the Roman Mint, after his death in 1669, as official engraver.

Gaspare Morone, Girolamo Lucenti, Domenico Guidi e la Tomba di Pietro Martire Neri in Santa Maria del Suffragio a Roma

SIMONATO, Lucia
2012

Abstract

A friend and executor of Algardi, the medallist Gaspare Morone continued his collaboration with the Bolognese sculptor's pupils even after his death, especially with Girolamo Lucenti and Domenico Guidi. This is proved by the decoration commissioned by Morone's sister for the Chapel of the Magi in Santa Maria del Suffragio, Rome, completed in 1678, where both Morone and his brother-in-law Pietro Martire Neri were buried; marble portraits of them were made by Lucenti (to judge by its style) and Guidi, respectively. The latter's work is now also confirmed by hitherto neglected documentary evidence. Beyond a review of the principal phases of this little-known commission, the article investigates some aspects of the relationship between medal-making and sculpture in Rome during the second half of the seventeenth century, with special focus on the multi-faceted figure of Lucenti (bronze-caster, medallist, sculptor), chosen by Morone to succeed him at the Roman Mint, after his death in 1669, as official engraver.
medaglie, scultura barocca, Domenico Guidi, Girolamo Lucenti, sistema delle arti in età moderna
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