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Giovanni Baglione (c.1566–1643) was one of the most successful painters in seventeenth-century Rome. Now he is among the most despised artists of all time. In 1603 he was the target of scurrilous verses circulated around Rome and, in response, Baglione brought a legendary lawsuit against Caravaggio and other artists. This book seeks to redress this antagonistic position and to view his life, as a painter, draftsman and writer. O'Neil explores Baglione's world through primary sources, including documents on apprenticeships, workshop arrangements, and collaborations. O'Neil also provides the first diplomatic transcription in English of the court libel documents. What emerges is not only a realistic view of Baglione and his contribution to the history of art, but also an illuminating glimpse into the world of the Roman Baroque. The book contains color plates, over 100 black-and-white pictures, and a checklist of paintings, drawings and documents.Read more
- First comprehensive study of Baglione as painter, draftsman and author of art books on Rome
- Contains over 100 black and white pictures and a collection of colour plates, as well as detailed checklists of documents and sources
- Contains the first diplomatic translation in English of libel documents from the notorious Caravaggio/Baglione trial
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'This book enables us to evaluate his paintings and drawings and, more than has hitherto been possible, to understand his judgment of others.' Rivisita
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- Date Published: August 2002
- format: Hardback
- isbn: 9780521570381
- length: 428 pages
- dimensions: 284 x 228 x 35 mm
- weight: 1.909kg
- contains: 108 b/w illus. 15 colour illus.
- availability: Unavailable - out of print September 2003
Table of Contents
List of illustrations
1. The trial
2. Making a name
3. Fame and fortune
4. Man of the arts
5. First historian of the Roman Baroque
Appendix 1: Checklist of paintings
Appendix 2: Checklist of drawings connected with known or documented compositions
Appendix 3: Checklist of drawings unconnected with known or documented compositions
Appendix 4: Register of documents
Appendix 5: Lost works
Appendix 6: Court record of the libel trial of 1603
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