Record number 06/4063
Author Aloe, Stanislao d', fl. ca. 1843 - 1883?
TitleLe Pitture Dello Zingaro Nel Chiostro Di S. Severino In Napoli Dinotanti I Fatti Della Vita Di S. Benedetto Pubblicate Per la Prima Volta E Dilucidate da Stanislao D'Aloe Cavaliere Del R. Ordine Dell'Aquila Rossa Di Prussia, Segretario Del Museo R. Borbonico E Della Soprintendenza Generale Degli Scavi Di Antichità Del Regno, Conservatore Del Regio Medagliere Ispettore De' Monumenti Della Provincia Di Napoli, Socio Cor. Delle Reali Accademie Ercolanese E Di Belle Arti, Dell'Istituto Archeologico E Della Sacra Congregazione Artistica Del Pantheon Di Roma Ecc. Ecc.
ImprintNapoli: , MDCCCXXXXVI
Physical Description[4], 103, [1] p., frontis. (port.), 22 pl.; 343 mm. (Quarto.)
Content Format Note[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Notizie Istoriche Della Chiesa E Del Monastero De SS. Severino E Sosio - Notizie della vita Di S. Benedetto [with Dilucidazioni and plates] - Conchiusione.
Summary NoteThe work describes the paintings of Antonio Solario, 'Il Zingaro', at the abbey of San Severino in Naples. They depict the life of St Benedict and the beginnings in western Europe of the kind of Christian monasticism already established by St Antony, St Basil and others in the east.

The plates are outline engravings. The frontispiece is a portrait of 'Lo Zingaro'; plates I-XXII are uncaptioned and show Zingaro's cycle of paintings.
Responsibility NoteThe frontispiece and all other plates are signed as painted by or designed and painted by Lo Zingaro. All are also signed as drawn and engraved by Michele Mastracchio, or as drawn by Michele Mastracchio and engraved by A. Russo or V. Crispino.

The work is dedicated by Stanislao d'Aloe to Alessandra Feodorowna, Empress of Russia.
SubjectChristian art and symbolism - Saints
Monks - Monasteries - Italy - Lazio - Subiaco - Montecassino - History - 6th century
Paintings - Mural painting and decoration - Narrative art - Monasteries - Churches - Italy - Campania - Naples - History - 16th century
Art history - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century
Name as Subject Solario, Antonio, fl. 1502-1514
Benedict, saint, ca. 480 - ca. 547
Binding Note19th-century quarter cream paper, grey papered boards; spine unlettered.
ProvenanceOrdered to be purchased 27 February 1850 (RA Council Minutes, X, 276).
Contributors Solario, Antonio, fl. 1502-1514, source artist
Mastracchio, Michele, fl. ca. 1846?, draughtsman, engraver
Russo, A., fl. ca. 1846?, engraver
Crispino, V., fl. ca. 1846?, engraver
Alexandra Feodorovna, Empress, consort of Nicolas I, Emperor of Russia, 1798 - 1860, dedicatee
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