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Spada Chapel in San Girolama

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dc.coverage.spatial Site: San Girolamo della Carità (Rome, Lazio, Italy) en_US
dc.coverage.temporal 1654-1657 (creation) en_US
dc.creator Spada, Virgilio en_US
dc.date 1654-1657 en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-16T18:42:06Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-16T18:42:06Z
dc.date.issued 1654-1657 en_US
dc.identifier 217942 en_US
dc.identifier.other archrefid: 376 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/125866
dc.description Side view of the chapel, depicting the altar-rail and right angel; Virgilio Spada guided the renovation of his family's chapel in S Girolamo della Carità, Rome, which he undertook with his brother Bernardino in 1654-1657. The chapel in Rome is novel in several respects. Its altar-rail by Antonio Giorgetti (d 1670) comprises a pair of angels holding segments of illusionistically carved jasper that together resemble a shroud. The wooden wings of the right-hand angel are hinged to allow access to the chapel. The elaborate marble decoration includes brown and yellow inlay reminiscent of Neapolitan taste, although more subdued. At the right of the chapel is Cosimo Fancelli's tomb of Bernardino Spada and at the left that of Giovanni Spada by Ercole Ferrata. The portrait medallions of earlier generations of the Spada family are by Paolo Naldini (1615-1691). Spada's chief sculptor was Giovanni Somazzi, called il Moretto. Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.groveart.com/ (accessed 1/13/2008) en_US
dc.format.medium marble en_US
dc.rights © Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc. en_US
dc.subject death or burial en_US
dc.subject rulers and leaders en_US
dc.subject Baroque en_US
dc.title Spada Chapel in San Girolama en_US
dc.type image en_US
dc.rights.access Licensed for educational and research use by the MIT community only en_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode 1A2-I-R-CS-A4 en_US
vra.culturalContext Italian en_US
vra.technique construction (assembling) carving (processes) en_US
vra.worktype sepulchral chapel en_US
dc.contributor.display Virgilio Spada (Italian architect, 1596-1662) en_US


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