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Illustration of a detail from Giotto's "The Marriage of the Virgin" fresco in the Arena Chapel, Padua, showing a priest joining the hands of the Virgin and Joseph, with a dove above them; page five of Maria Callcott's "Description of the Chapel of the Annunziata dell'Arena; or, Giotto's Chapel in Padua" (London, Printed for the author, by Thomas Brettell: 1835)
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- 1835 (c.)
Height: 135 millimetres (image)
Width: 130 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- For all the illustrations see 1850,1014.1028.1-13
For more information about the history and context of the "Description of the Chapel of the Annunziata dell'Arena; or, Giotto's Chapel in Padua", see the curatorial comment to 1850,1014.1028.1.
The physiognomies of the three figures Callcott selected to represent from this fresco - Mary, Joseph and the Priest - are again those of a nineteenth-century artist rather than of the Trecento, and he also omitted the flowering rod in Joseph's left hand that is present in the original fresco.
Carly Collier, 'British Artists and Early Italian Art, c. 1770-1845', unpublished Ph.D thesis, University of Warwick 2013 (Chapter 7).
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Associated Title: Description of the Chapel of the Annunziata dell'Arena; or, Giotto's Chapel in Padua
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