Media Information

 
 
 
Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE B: ITALIAN ART
Preferred Title:
Story of Alatiel (from the Decameron): Arrival of the Bride; Wedding Banquet
Alternate Title:
Storie di Alatiel: Banchetto nuziale; Arrivo della Sposa
Image View:
Detail, panel of the Wedding Banquet, procession to the banquet
Creator:
workshop of Apollonia di Giovanni (Italian painter, ca. 1415-1465)
Location:
repository: Museo Correr (Venice, Veneto, Italy) Cl. I n. 0005; Cl. I n. 0006
Location Note:
Piazza San Marco 52
GPS:
45.4339 12.3375
Date:
ca. 1400-1424 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Renaissance
Work Type 1:
cassone
Work Type 2:
panel painting
Classification:
Paintings
Material:
tempera (?) and gold leaf on wood panel
Technique:
gilding (technique); painting and painting techniques
Measurements:
46 cm (height, each panel) x 157 cm (width, each panel)
Subjects:
literary or legendary; Boccaccio, Giovanni, 1313-1375; cassone; Decameron
Description:
The Florentine Apollonia (Apollonio) di Giovanni trained under illuminators and specialized in work for the secular sphere, painting cassoni (chests), deschi da parto (birth trays), spalliere (panels attached to furniture or set into wall panelling), as well as illuminating manuscripts. In 1955 Gombrich was able to link two cassoni panels (formerly Jarves Collection) to Apollonio, completing the work of Stechow and thus ascribing all the works of the Virgil Master, Master of the Jarves Cassoni, Dido Master and Compagno di Pesellino to Apollonio. Apollonio introduced a host of new literary and mythological subjects to Renaissance painting. Cassoni (carved or painted chests) were frequently commissioned in pairs for weddings and paid for by the groom. (Source: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordart online.com/)
Collection:
Adjunct Module B: Italian Art
Identifier:
7A1-JARVES-MC-SA-A04
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Story of Alatiel (from the Decameron): Arrival of the Bride; Wedding Banquet