Andrea e gli argentieri Memingher in Sicilia

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Abstract

Andrea Memingher is one of the most enigmatic figures of silversmiths active in Palermo in the second half of the seventeenth century. It can be assumed that the family had Nordic origins and that, after a passage to Naples, it settled permanently in Palermo, entering the mastery of the goldsmiths and silversmiths of the city, probably thanks to a marriage with a daughter or a sister or a widow of a Palermitan member of the mastery. The presence of Paolo Memingher in the Sicilian capital is attested as early as 1660, two years before the start of his activity, which lasted until 1678. The most important exponent of the family was Andrea, son of Paolo, who owed his fame, beyond the ability and foreign origin, even to his status as a Jesuit father. The essay studies the figure of the artist, active since 1670 to 1738, the year of his death, author of a substantial body of works that has come to us, and of the relatives who worked in the same context.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)115-138
Number of pages24
JournalStoria dell'Arte
Volume46-48
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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