San Giovanni dei Fiorentini (Rome, Italy) : High altar, close view of colored marble group by Antonio Raggi (1624-1686)

Creator:
Galilei, Alessandro, 1691-1736 or 1737
Maderno, Carlo, ca. 1556-1629
Sangallo, Antonio da, the younger, 1484-1546
Published/Created:
Via Giulia, Rome, Lazio, Italy
1520-1734
Date Depicted:
ca. 1990's
1500 AD - 1699 AD
Materials:
marble
stone
travertine
Notes:
Around 1519 Sangallo entered the competition for the church of Giovanni de' Fiorentini in Rome, founded to celebrate the rebirth of Medici Florence and its close links with the papacy. Although the commission went to Sansovino, Antonio was consulted on technical problems relating to the foundations adjacent to the Tiber, and this gave him an opportunity to modify the designs, in which he compressed longitudinal and centralized ground-plans, and later to supplant Sansovino when the latter left Rome in 1527. In 1733-1735 Galilei was commissioned by Pope Clement XII to build the façade of S Giovanni dei Fiorentini. Deliberately drawing on 16th-century models, it is widely regarded as Galilei's weakest work in Rome.
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- 16th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 17th century -- (YVRC)
Architecture -- Italy -- 18th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Baroque
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
1A2-I-R-SGF-C3
Genre:
architecture (AAT)
churches (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; Medici family construction buildings; religious buildings; churches
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module One
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
ca. 1990's
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10112420
PID:
digcoll:1796971