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Author/Artist Miretto, Giovanni Nicolò, active 1423-approximately 1440, and assistants, collaborator.
Title Allegorical and Religious Representations: East Wall (Parts I-II).
Constituent unit Allegorical and Religious Representations: East Wall (Part I).
Allegorical and Religious Representations: East Wall (Part II).
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a fresco.
Dimensions/Medium 77 x 36 ft. (924 x 432 in.).
fresco.
Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Miretto, Giovanni 712 P13 P17a (series)    AVAILABLE
Series Frescoes in the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua.
Provenance (a) Executed for the Sala (main hall) of the Palazzo della Ragione (town hall), Padua.
Current repository Palazzo della Ragione, Padua, Italy, public.
Updated documentation Date: (b) executed from about 1425 to 1440.
Attribution history (a) The theme of this extensive cycle of frescoes is the life of man as regulated by the stars. (b) The original series decorating the upper story of the Sala was probably executed in 1306-1309 by Giotto and his school; on 2 February 1420, a fire broke out in the Palazzo della Ragione, damaging the roof and destroying these early works. Giovanni Nicolò Miretto (also known as Nicolò Miretto), (a) whose last name has been spelled variously as Mireto, Miretti or Moreto, and his assistants began repainting the hall in about 1423-1425 (a) (some sources maintain they began as late as 1427) and (b) are responsible for more than 244 sections of the surviving fresco cycle. Stefano da Ferrara, (c) who has been wrongly identified with Stefano Falzagalloni (or Falzagolloni), (b) joined Miretto and his team in about 1430. The cycle was completed before 1440.
Sources (a) Information from Frick Art Reference Library Photoarchive.
(b) Ragghianti, Carlo Ludovico. Stefano da Ferrara. Problemi critici tra Giotto a Padova, l'espansione di Altichiero e il primo Quattrocento a Ferrara. Firenze, 1972, pp.93; 131-137.
(c) Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie. "RKDartists&." Netherlands Institute for Art History. http://website.rkd.nl/Databases/RKDartists/default_RKDartists (accessed 10/10/2012).
LC subject Miretto, Giovanni Nicolò, active 1423-approximately 1440.
Stefano, da Ferrera, active approximately 1430.
Anonymous, Italian School, Paduan, active 16th century.
Falzagalloni, Stefano, active approximately 1475-1500.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Frescoes and / or murals.
Saints-Christopher.
Saints-George.
Allegory-Charity.
Allegory-Faith.
Allegory-Fortitude.
Allegory-Justice.
Allegory-Prudence.
Allegory-Temperance.
Allegory-Virtue.
Allegory-Zodiac.
Genre/Form Italian School.
Paintings (visual works)
Frescoes (paintings)
Reproductions.
Other author Stefano, da Ferrera, active approximately 1430, and assistants, collaborator.
Anonymous, Italian School, Paduan, active 16th century, collaborator.
Falzagalloni, Stefano, active approximately 1475-1500, and assistants, collaborator, former attribution.
Related corporate bodies Palazzo della ragione (Padua, Italy)
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Miretto, Giovanni, op.p.1420, and assistants, collaborator.

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