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Illustration of the figure of St John from Giotto's fresco 'The Lamentation' in the Arena Chapel, Padua; seen in profile facing left, leaning forwards with arms outstretched slightly behind; page ten 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: 60 millimetres (image)
Width: 75 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.
Callcott's final three illustrations from the narrative frescoes seem calculated to display Giotto's employment of the entire figure to convey emotional states. The Callcotts identified this figure of St. John as personifying "haste and despair", for example, but the expression of anguish on the saint's face in the original work is not fully realised in the nineteenth-century copy.
Carly Collier, 'British Artists and Early Italian Art, c. 1770-1845', unpublished Ph.D thesis, University of Warwick 2013 (Chapter 7).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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