The author offers a reconstruction of the lost triptych painted by Giovenale da Orvieto in 1441 for the Mancini chapel in Santa Maria in Aracoeli, Rome. He bases this on two sources: the description of the work in a treatise on the cult of Saint James, published by the Spanish churchman Miguel de Erce y Siménez in 1644 and recently drawn on by Rosa Vázquez Santos, thanks to whom the three predella panels of the altarpiece have been identified; and the description incorporated in the unpublished treatise Delle memorie sepolcrali, assembled by the collector Francesco Gualdi with the assistance of several collaborators between 1640 and 1644. The article concludes by setting Giovenale’s painting within the context of Roman politics and art of the early 1440s.
Il perduto «quadro grande» di Giovenale da Orvieto nella cappella Mancini all’Aracoeli / Fabrizio Federici. - In: PARAGONE. ARTE. - ISSN 1120-4737. - STAMPA. - 61, ser. 3, 92/93:(2010), pp. 86-101.