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Maker(s):Mazzuchelli, Pier Francesco called Il Morazzone
Culture:Italian (1573 – 1626)
Title:Coronation of the Virgin with Saints Andrew and Paul
Date Made:ca. 1610
Materials:Pen and brown ink with brush and brown wash, over black chalk, heightened with white gouache, on tan-toned laid paper, faintly squared in black chalk, laid down on Richardson’s 18th-century mount
Place Made:Italy
Measurements:overall: 11 5/8 in x 9 15/16 in; 29.5275 cm x 25.24125 cm; mount: 7 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 20.0025 cm x 14.9225 cm; sheet: 5 3/4 in x 3 7/8 in; 14.605 cm x 9.8425 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscribed in ink on mount: Cav. Lanfranchi
Accession Number:  SC 2011.9.1
Credit Line:Purchased with the Diane Allen Nixon, class of 1957, Fund
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

figure of Saint Paul with cross at lower left and Saint Andrew at lower right looking upward toward Virgin on a cloud with hands folded being crowned by two figures

Label Text:
Label text for ARH 240 French and Italian Drawings Renaissance through Romanticism, written by Carol Kaminsky:

This primo pensiero (first thought) combines the Mannerist style of Il Morazzone’s early training in Rome combined with the drama and religious intensity of his native Lombardy. The culminating scene of the Life of the Virgin, this Coronation portrays two realms: a celestial one, where the Virgin is crowned by Christ and God the Father, and an earthly one where each saint gestures in ecstasy. The two spheres are linked by an unidentified central figure: On the right, Saint Andrew holds the x-shaped cross upon which he was martyred and on the left Saint Paul holds a large book, a symbol of learning.

men; women; royalty; religion; Christianity

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Mazzuchelli, Pier Francesco called Il Morazzone
Italian (1573 – 1626)
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