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Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata supervising the building of a church; an accident is avoided when a falling column is stayed on the order of one of his disciples. Engraving by P.A. Pozzi after N. Vanni after D. Zampieri, il Domenichino.

  • Domenichino, 1581-1641
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[between 1700 and 1799]
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493847i
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Credit: Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata supervising the building of a church; an accident is avoided when a falling column is stayed on the order of one of his disciples. Engraving by P.A. Pozzi after N. Vanni after D. Zampieri, il Domenichino. Wellcome Collection. Public Domain Mark

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Description

In the centre, Saint Bartholomew of Grottaferrata uses spectacles to examine a ground plan of the church. Left foreground, a man and a boy smooth a building stone, while another man cuts a stone with a hammer and chisel. A boy with the second man points to the middle distance where a horse or donkey, overloaded with building materials, has collapsed and is being beaten by its master. Right, three men move a stone bas-relief on rollers. Background, various building operations, including raising buckets on a windlass, laying masonry, and raising a column. The rope attached to the top of the column has broken, but the column's fall is stayed by a miracle

Publication/Creation

[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], [between 1700 and 1799]

Physical description

1 print : engraving ; platemark 45.5 x 71.3 cm

Lettering

S. Bartholomæus ecclesiam B.M.V. edificari jubet, et columna decidens monachi ejus discipuli jussu sistitur. Dominicus Zampieri pinx. N. Vanni del. Petrus Antonius Pozzi sculp.

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Bears number: VI

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 493847i

Reproduction note

After a fresco by Domenichino in the Abbey of Saint Nilus, Grottaferrata, near Frascati, Lazio, 1609

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  • Latin


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