Baker-Bates, P. A.
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In recent years increasing interest has been taken in the career and artistic practice of the painter Sebastiano del Piombo (c.1485-1547), but no analysis has ever been made of his institutional role as 'frate del piombo' nor in fact of that significant office. This represents one major lacuna in Sebastiano scholarship, as no other Roman artist has taken his name from, or come to be defined by, an office he held at the papal court. This article sets out to analyse not only the impact on Sebastiano of his place at court, but also the role of the 'frate del piombo' at the beginning of the sixteenth century, especially insofar as the office had come to serve as a reward and pension for artists enjoying the favour of the reigning pontiff.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2011 The Author|
|Extra Information:||RS 20/1/12 Go to the bottom of the webpage for link to back copies.|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Art History, Classical Studies, English and Creative Writing, Music
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
|Depositing User:||Piers Baker-Bates|
|Date Deposited:||20 Jan 2012 15:02|
|Last Modified:||04 Oct 2016 11:11|
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