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Between Guido Reni and Mattia Preti

Guendalina Serafinelli, Research Associate, 2012–2013

Mattia Preti, The Martyrdom of Saint Gennaro, c. 1685c. 1685

Mattia Preti, The Martyrdom of Saint Gennaro, c. 1685, oil on canvas, Patrons' Permanent Fund, 2000.75.1

This year I had the opportunity to continue working on my monograph on Giacinto Brandi (1621–1691) and to expand my research to the study of two artists closely related to Brandi: Pier Francesco Mola (1612–1666) and Mattia Preti (1613–1699). With regard to Mola, I have written an article devoted to the drawings in his oeuvre, and I published an essay on Preti in the catalogue of the exhibition Mattia Preti tra Caravaggio e Luca Giordano (La Venaria Reale, Turin). I also took part in the annual meeting of the Renaissance Society of America, for which I organized a panel on the topic of seventeenth-century collecting between Rome and Malta. In addition, I delivered a paper on the case study of the converted Jew Clemente Boncompagni Corcos (c. 1586–1657) and his taste for Bolognese painting, with particular reference to Guido Reni.

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