The figures of Girolamo I Colonna, Filippo I, Prince of Paliano, and Anna Tomacelli are briefly outlined. The Roman cardinal, one of the first refined collectors of the Colonna house, who preferred the painting of important Bolognese masters and their students, in 1639-1640 approached to skilled masters of Sicilian Baroque for the creation of a precious altar furniture in copper and coral composed of six candlesticks and a cross. The unpublished correspondence between Girolamo I and his brother Marcantonio V, a point of reference in Sicily at that time for the Colonna family for having married the rich Sicilian heiress Isabella Gioeni, and intermediary for the creation of the artefacts, contains interesting notes on their execution. The important works produced by Trapani coral workers working in Palermo, destined by the will of the illustrious prelate to the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Good Counsel in Genazzano, are compared with the contemporary Sicilian production, reporting unpublished evidence of the art of coral in Sicily.
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|