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Between Guido Reni and Mattia Preti

Guendalina Serafinelli, Research Associate, 2012 – 2013


Mattia Preti,The Martyrdom of Saint Gennaro, c. 1685. National Gallery of Art, Washington, Patrons’ Permanent Fund

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.