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Mackintosh, Charles Rennie, Bergamo, study of Santa Maria Maggiore


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Title Bergamo, study of Santa Maria Maggiore
Other Images Modern Photo
Collection Charles Rennie Mackintosh´s Northern Italian Sketchbook: Glasgow School of Art
Artist Mackintosh, Charles Rennie
Description The church of Santa Maria Maggiore stands in the Piazza del Duomo immediately behind the Broletto. Mackintosh's uncomplimentary 17 June diary entry regarded the exterior as ‘early and crude'. It was begun by a Maestro Fredo in 1137. The drawing of the eastern end, from the direction of Via Gaetano Donizetti, indicates how Mackintosh responded to the picturesque massing of the building, with its early Renaissance New Sacristy (1485-91) at street level, and the main Romanesque body of the church rising above.
Page Number 31
Inscription Inscribed ‘S. MARIA/MAGGIORE/BERGAMO.’ pencil
Location Bergamo
Subject Bergamo; churches; Romanesque; exterior elevations; Renaissance; Churches (exteriors)
Measurements 230x160mm.
Rights Glasgow School of Art



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