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Collection:
ADJUNCT MODULE D: WORLD ART
Preferred Title:
Annunciation (Altarpiece) with Flanking Angels
Image View:
Left angel, by Pietro Bracci I, detail, upper body
Creator:
Filippo Della Valle (Italian sculptor, 1697-1768); Pietro Bracci I (Italian sculptor, 1700-1773)
Location:
repository: Sant'Ignazio (Rome, Lazio, Italy)
Location Note:
Via del Caravita, 8A; chapel, left transept
GPS:
41.899 12.479778
Date:
1750 (creation)
Cultural Context:
Italian
Style Period:
Baroque; Eighteenth century
Work Type 1:
altar
Work Type 2:
sculpture (visual work)
Work Type 3:
relief (sculpture)
Classification:
Sculpture and Installations
Material:
white and colored marble; gilded bronze
Technique:
carving (processes); gilding (technique)
Measurements:
930 cm (height, relief panel)
Subjects:
New Testament; saints; Angels; Gabriel (Archangel); Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint
Description:
The chapel in the left transept has a marble altarpiece of the Annunciation by Filippo Della Valle, with allegorical figures and angels by Pietro Bracci, and a frescoed ceiling with The Assumption by Andrea Pozzo. Cametti's monumental Annunciation altarpiece in Turin remained a touchstone of late Baroque reliefs, and when the younger Florentine sculptor Filippo della Valle created the large relief of Annunciation for the altar opposite Le Gros' St Aloyzius Gonzaga in Glory, he paid Cametti the compliment of revising his work in line with mid-eighteenth-centu ry expectations. (Source: Web Gallery of Art; http://www.wga.hu/in dex.html)
Collection:
Archivision Adjunct Module D: World Art
Identifier:
6A1-BRACCI-AOA-LA-A0 5
Rights:
© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.

Annunciation (Altarpiece) with Flanking Angels