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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Roman, active 11th century.
Title Scenes in Life of Christ (Part III).
Date 1011.
Found In Scenes in the Lives of Christ and SS. Cecilia and Urban.
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a fresco.
Dimensions/Medium fresco.


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Roman School (11th century) 712 R66 Sa57a III    NON-REQUESTABLE
Series Scenes in the Lives of Christ and SS. Cecilia and Urban.
Provenance (a,b,c,d,e) Sant'Urbano alla Caffarella (near the catacomb of Praetextatus) (d)(outside the Porta San Sebastiano), Rome.
Current repository Sant'Urbano alla Caffarella, Rome, Italy, public.
Condition history (e) Restored, by Bonizzo, 1011; (b) The frescoes were altered in the 17th century to suit the views of the Roman Church.
Attribution history (d) Anonymous - 1st quarter 11th c. by van Marle, 1923, dated to 1011. The inscription in the Crucifixion scene gives us the name of the donor Bonizzo, and the date, 1011; (c) Anonymous - 11th c. by Wilpert, 1917; (a) Anonymous by Crowe and Cavalcaselle, 1903. From about the time of Abbot Bonizzo, who was buried in his monastery of San Lorenzo, about Sant'Urbino, in 1022; (b) Attributed to Beno da Rapiza by Hare and Baddeley, 1909.
Subject (a) The martyrdom of S. Lawrence. The cube of the wall is covered by a waggon roof, and decorated internally with the Crucifixion and a double file of frescoes; (b) The life of Christ from Annunciation to the descent into Hades, and the life of S. Cecilia, and a story of the martyred Urban I.
Images Photograph, Anderson, Rome 6602 Purchase Sansoni, Florence 7/1/1950 (the Magi and the Star and the Flight into Egypt)
Digital image, 10784b.tif photograph March 6, 1999
Sources (a) Crowe and Cavacaselle, History of Painting in Italy, L. Douglas ed., vol.i, 1903, pp.33, 50, 51 to 52 (note by L. Douglas).
(b) Hare and Baddeley, Walks in Rome, 18th ed., 1909, p.289.
(c) Wilpert, Romischen Mosaiken und Malereien, 2nd ed., vol.ii, 1917, pp.990 to 999 (vol.4, pl.229-231, in color).
(d) van Marle, Italian Schools of Painting, vol.i, 1923, pp.162 to 163, 172 and 177 (see for further bibliography, rep. p.163, Annunciation to Shepherds).
(e) Touring Club Italia, Roma e Dintorni, 1950, p.300.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Roman, active 11th century.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Frescoes and / or murals.
Form Italian School.
Frescoes (paintings)
Reproductions.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Sant'Urbano alla Caffarella.
Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Roman School (11th century), 11th C.
Variant attribution Beno da Rapiza.

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