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Carmelite Devotion, Patronage, and Art

Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2013–2014

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, Elijah Fed by the Raven, c. 1510c. 1510

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo, Elijah Fed by the Raven, c. 1510, oil on panel transferred to canvas, Samuel H. Kress Collection, 1961.9.35

This year I published an article on the festivities accompanying the canonization of Saint Maria Maddalena de’ Pazzi, in which I question common assumptions about the correspondence between altar decorations and their dedications. In a second published article investigating the authorship, patronage, and liturgical context of Tintoretto’s Presentation of Christ in the Temple, I demonstrate that it is by Tintoretto and is a very carefully calibrated response to the liturgy at Compline on the feast of Candlemas. I presented research at the Renaissance Society of America conference, where I also chaired three panels. My project on the patronage of the Carmelites continues.

Devotion at Santa Maria dei Carmini 
Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2011–2012

Donor Portraiture in Venice and Jacopo Bellini at the Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista 
Joseph Hammond, Research Associate, 2012–2013

Giovanni Girolamo Savoldo
Elijah Fed by the Raven
c. 1510