THE UNIVERSAL COMPENDIUM of Lists


Art and Monuments of the
Basilica of Santa Croce, Florence

Nave

[1]

Crucifixion, painting (Santi di Tito, 1568)

[2]

Madonna del latte (or Madonna col bambino), marble relief (Antonio Rosselino, 1478)

[3]

Ascent to the Calvary, painting (Giorgio Vasari)

[4]

Ecce Homo, painting (Jacopo Coppi del Meglio, 1576)

[5]

marble pulpit with relief in five panels of the life of St Francis (Benedetto da Maiano, 1475)

[6]

Flagellation, painting (Alessandro Fei)

[7]

Prayer in the Garden, painting (Andrea del Minga)

[8]

Annunciation, tabernacle and figures relief (Donatello, 1435)

[9]

Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, painting (Cigoli, 1603-04)

[10]

Pentecost, painting (Giorgio Vasari)

[11]

pipe organ (Onofrio Zeffirini da Cortona, 1579)

[12]

Assumption of the Virgin, fresco (attrib. Agnolo Gaddi)

[13]

Ascension, painting (Giovanni Stradano)

[14]

Pietà, painting (Agnolo Bronzino, 1569)

[15]

Incredulity of St Thomas, painting (Giorgio Vasari)

[16]

Supper at Emmaus, painting (Santi di Tito)

[17]

Resurrection, painting (Santi di Tito)

[18]

The Crucifixion, Ascension and Jesus' Apparition Before the Virgin, fresco remnants (Mariotto di Nardo)

[19]

Deposition, painting (Giovanni Battista Naldini)

[20]

series of saints, fresco (15th century)

Other Areas

[1]

Facade (Nicolas Matas, 1863)

[2]

Internal facade:

· Deposition, rose window (attrib. Lorenzo Ghiberti, 15th century)

· stone medallion of St Bernardino of Siena: 'In nomine Jesu omne genu flectatur coelestium, terrestrium, et inferorum' (installed 1437)

[3]

Corridor to the Sacristy and the Medici Chapel (Michelozzo, c. 1445):

· door carvings (Giovanni di Michele)

· The Temple Dispute, fresco (Taddeo Gaddi)

· Virgin and Child and Saints, door lunette (possibly Fra Bartolomeo)

[4]

Sacristy (aka Cappella del Noviziato): 

· Sacristy cabinets (Giovanni di Michele)

· Crucifixion, fresco (Taddeo Gaddi, c. 1340)

· The Ascent to Calvary, fresco (Spinello Aretino, 14th century)

· Resurrection and Ascension, frescoes (Niccolò Gerini, late 14th century)

· marble lavabo (Pagno Portigiani)

· Christ the Redeemer, bust (Giovanni della Robbia)

[5]

Bell tower (Gaetano Baccani, 1847)

[6]

Pazzi Chapel (Filippo Brunelleschi (commenced), 1429):

· cherub medallion exterior frieze (Desiderio da Settignano)

· portico dome, terracotta rosette-panelled vaulting and St Andrew tondo (Luca della Robbia)

· inlaid door (Giuliano da Maiano, 1472)

· The Twelve Apostles, tondi; lambs and cherubim, frieze (Luca della Robbia)

· The Four Evangelists, pendentive medallions (possibly Filippo Brunelleschi)

· windows (Alesso Baldonivetti)

[7]

Lower floor: nineteenth century funerary monuments

[8]

Great Refectory (Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room I)

· Crucifix, wooden painting (Cimabue)

· Crucifix with the Tree of Life and The Last Supper, frescoes (Taddeo Gaddi)

· Triumph of Death, The Last Judgement and Hell, six fresco fragments (Andrea Orcagna)

· Compianto, fresco (Taddeo Gaddi)

· First Arrival of the Franciscans to Florence, fresco (attrib. Giovanni del Biondo, c. 1380)

· St Louis of Toulouse, bronze statue (Donatello, 1442)

· St Francis and St John the Baptist, detached fresco (Domenico Veneziano)

[9]

Minor Refectory (Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room II)

· St Francis Distributing Loaves, lunette (attrib. Jacopo Ligozzi)

[10]

Former Cerchi Chapel (Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room III)

· various della Robbia works and detached frescoes

[11]

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room IV

· various sinope and fresco fragments

[12]

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room V

· sculptures

[13]

Museo dell'Opera di Santa Croce, Room VI

· frescoes by Matteo Rosselli and others

[14]

First Cloister (Arnolfo di Cambio)

· Warrior, bronze statue (Henry Moore)

· God the Father, statue (Baccio Bandinelli)

[15]

Second Cloister (possibly Bernardo Rosselino, 1453)

[16]

Permanent exhibition of Pieri Parigi (lower floor)

Chapels

[A]

Salviati Chapel (aka Machiavelli, Borghesi, St Lawrence)

· Martyrdom of St Lawrence, painting altarpiece (Jacopo Ligozzi)

[B]

Bardi di Vernio Chapel (I)

· entrance gate (Conte di Lello Orlandi, 1335)

· Crucifix, wooden sculpture (Donatello, c. 1412)

· ciboria; two angels, wooden sculptures (Giorgio Vasari)

· stained glass window (Ulisse de Matteis, c. 1335)

[C]

Niccolini Chapel

· Chapel (Giovanni Antonio Dosio, 1584)

· cupola frescoes (Baldassare Volterrano, 1664)

· Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin, paintings (Alessandro Allori)

· 'Chastity', 'Prudence' and 'Humility', statues (Pietro Francavilla)

[D]

Bardi di Vernio Chapel (II) (aka St Sylvester Chapel)

· Life of St Sylvester, frescoes (Maso di Banco, c. 1340)

· 'St John Gualberto' and 'Life Stories', altar triptych (Giovanni del Biondo)

· Final Judgement and Bettino Bardi, fresco (attrib. Maso di Bianco)

· The Deposition and Female Donor, fresco (attrib. Taddeo Gaddi)

· stained glass window (Maso di Banco)

[E]

Pulci-Berardi Chapel

· Martyrdom of St Sebastian and St Lorenzo, frescoes (Bernardo Daddi, c. 1330)

· Madonna and Child, altarpiece (Giovanni della Robbia)

[F]

Ricasoli Chapel (aka St Anthony Chapel)

· Stories of St Anthony of Padua, frescoes (Luigi Sabatelli and sons Francesco and Giuseppe Sabatelli)

[G]

Capponi Chapel (aka St Anne Chapel)

·Pietà, statue (Libero Andreotti, 1926)

[H]

Spinelli Chapel (aka Tosinghi, Sloane)

· The Vow of the Florentines After the Plague of 1633 and Dogma of the Immaculate Conception, frescoes (Gasparo Martellini, 1837)

[I]

Cappella Maggiore (Chancel)

· Crucifix, wooden painting (Maestro di Figline, c. 1340)

· Madonna and Saints, polyptych (Niccolò Gerini, 14th century)

· Legend of the Holy Cross, frescoes (Agnolo Gaddi, c. 1380)

· stained glass windows (Agnolo Gaddi and school, late 14th century)

· 'Madonna' (Niccolò Gerini) and 'Doctors of the Church' (Giovanni del Biondo, and other), polyptych

[J]

Bardi Chapel

· Life of St Francis, altarpiece (anonymous, Italo-Byzantine, c. 1240)

· Life of St Francis, frescoes (Giotto c. 1325)

· stained glass window (Jacopo di Casentino)

[K]

Peruzzi Chapel

· Life of St John the Baptist and Life of St John the Evangelist, frescoes (Giotto, c. 1315-20)

[L]

Giugni Chapel (aka Bonaparte)

[lost Giotto frescoes]

[M]

Riccardi Chapel (aka Soderini, Calderini)

· Discovery of the Cross, painting (Jean Bilivert)

· Ecstasy of St Francis, painting (Matteo Rosselli)

· St Lawrence Distributing Alms, painting (Domenico Passignano)

· Life of St Andrew, frescoes (Giovanni de San Giovanni)

[N]

Velluti Chapel (aka Morelli, St Michael)

· Stories of St Michael, frescoes (anonymous, aka the 'Maestro della Cappella Velluti')

· polyptych (Giovanni del Biondo) and predella (Neri di Bicci)

[O]

Rinuccini Chapel

· Stories of the Virgin and Stories of Mary Magdelene, frescoes (Giovanni da Milano and Matteo di Pacino,
1363-66)

· Saviour in the Act of Benediction and Four Prophets, vaulting frescoes (Giovanni da Milano, 1365)

· altar polyptych (Giovanni del Biondo)

· wrought iron gate (1371) 

[P]

Medici Chapel (aka Cappella del noviziato)

· chapel (Michelozzo, 15th century)

· Madonna and Child with Angels and Saints, altarpiece (Andrea della Robbia, c. 1480)

· stained glass window (Alesso Baldovinetti)

[Q]

Baroncelli Chapel

· Coronation of the Virgin, polyptych (Giotto and disciples, 1334)

· Stories of the Virgin, frescoes (Taddeo Gaddi, c. 1334)

· The Stigmatisation of St Francis, stained glass windows

· Gabriel and the Annunciation, arcade pillar statuettes (Giovanni da Balduccio)

· Four Prophets, external stained glass windows (Taddeo Gaddi)

· altar polyptych (possibly Taddeo Gaddi or Giotto)

· Madonna of the Cintola, painting (Sebastiano Mainardi)

[R]

Castellani Chapel (aka Chapel of the Sacrament)

· tabernacle (Mino da Fiesole)

· Lives of St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist, St Nicholas of Bari and St Anthony Abbot, frescoes (Agnolo Gaddi and his school, from 1385)

· painted cross (Niccolò Gerini)

Funerary Monuments, Tombs and Memorials

[1]

Giovan Battista Niccolini, dramatist (monument, Pio Fedi, 1883)

[2]

Gustavo Modena, actor (memorial, 1903)

[3]

Antonio Targioni Tozzetti, botanist (monument, Enrico Pazzi)

[4]

Francesco Pepi, lawyer (tomb slab, 16th century)

[5]

Domenico Sestini, numismatist (monument, Mariano Pozzetti)

[6]

Filippo Buonarroti, politician (monument, 1861)

[7]

Daniele Manin, Risorgimento figure (monument, unknown, 1861)

[8]

Francesco Nori, Medici ally (tomb slab, Antonio Rosselino, bef. 1478)

[9]

Michelangelo Buonarroti, artist (tomb monument, Giorgio Vasari, 1570; statues, Giovanni dell'Opera, Valerio Cioli and Battista Lorenzi; frescoes, Giovanni Battista Naldini)

[10]

Antonio Teri and descendants (tomb slab, 1601)

[11]

Dante Alighieri, poet (cenotaph, Stefano Ricci, 1829)

[12]

Antonio Griffoli da Terranuova, his son Giovan Battista and descendants (tomb slab, 1616)

[13]

Cesare Alfieri di Sostegno, politician (memorial, 1877)

[14] 

Vittorio Alfieri, dramatist (tomb monument, Antonio Canova, 1810)

[15] 

Belligiardo di Marignano Bagnesi and descendants (tomb slab, 1567)

[16] 

Giosuè Carducci, poet (memorial, 1907)

[17] 

Pietro Antonio Micheli, botanist (tomb monument)

[18] 

Niccolò Machiavelli, political philosopher (tomb monument, Innocenzo Spinazzi, 1787)

[19] 

Luigi Lanzi, art historian (monument, Giuseppe Belli, 1810)

[20] 

Francesco Nerli (tomb slab, 15th century)

[21] 

Leonardo Bruni (aka Aretino), humanist scholar (tomb monument, Bernardo Rossellino, 1446-50)

[22] 

Gioacchino Rossini, composer (tomb monument, Giuseppe Cassioli, 1887)

[23] 

Ugo Foscolo, writer (tomb monument, Antonio Berti, 1937)

[24] 

Giovan Vincenzo degli Alberti, statesman (monument, Emilio Santarelli, c. 1836)

[25] 

Mikhail Kozielski Oginski, composer (tomb monument, Francesco Pozzi)

[26] 

Louise Stolberg, Countess of Albany (tomb monument, Luigi Giovannozzi and Emilio Santarelli, 1830)

[27] 

Mikhail Skotnicki, noble (tomb monument, Stefano Ricci, 1808)

[28] 

Francesco Castellani and wife Elena Alamanni, nobles (tomb)

[29] 

Giuseppe Stefano Raddi, botanist (memorial, Ottaviano Giovannozzi, c. 1829)

[30] 

Vincenzo Maria Giugni, noble (tomb monument, unknown, 1758)

[31] 

Baroncelli family (tomb monument, Giovanni di Balduccio, c. 1328)

[32] 

Francesco Lombardi, jeweller (monument)

[33] 

Gastone della Torre, Bishop of Aquileia (tomb, Tino da Camaino, 14th century)

[34] 

Umiliana de' Cerchi, beatified nun (reliquary bust)

[35] 

Enrico Gazzarrini, painter (funerary memorial, Paolo Sarti, 1840)

[36] 

Louise de Favreau, poetess (monument, Félicie de Fauveau, 1856)

[37] 

Virginia De Blasis, singer (tomb monument, Luigi Pampaloni, 1839)

[38] 

Giuseppe Sabatelli, painter (tomb monument, Ulisse Cambi, 1844)

[39] 

Giovanni Pacini, musician (tomb monument, Vincenzo Consani, 1874)

[40] 

Carlo Poerio, patriot (memorial, Giovanni Paganucci, 1867–68)

[41] 

Girolamo Segato, naturalist (tomb monument, Bartolini school, 1887)

[42] 

Florence Nightingale, pioneering nurse (monument, Francis W. Sargant, 1913)

[43] 

Stanislao Bechi, Polish independence figure (monument, Teofil Lenartowicz, 1882)

[44] 

Giuseppe La Farina, Risorgimento figure (monument, Michele Auteri Pomàr, 1877)

[45] 

Prince Neri Corsini, statesman (tomb monument, Odoardo Fantaocchiotti, 1860)

[46] 

Domenico Biordo degli Ubertini (tomb slab, 14th century)

[47] 

Baroncelli family member (tomb, Giovanni da Balduccio, 1327)

[48] 

Julie Clary Bonaparte, royal (tomb monument, Luigi Pamploni, 1845)

[49] 

Charlotte Napoléon Bonaparte, royal (tomb monument, Lorenzo Bartolini, 1839)

[50] 

Vincenzo Peruzzi, gonfaloniere (monument, Odoardo Fantacchiotti)

[51] 

Andrea de' Bardi, noble (tomb, 1367)

[52] 

Bardi family member (tomb)

[53] 

Cardinal Agnolo Niccolini (tomb monument)

[54] 

Archbishop Giovanni Niccolini (tomb monument, Moses statue by Pietro Francavilla)

[55] 

Matteo Niccolini (tomb monument, Moses statue by Pietro Francavilla)

[56] 

Antonio Cocchi, physician (tomb monument, Zanobi Del Rosso, 1773)

[57] 

Maria Settimia Venturi Salviati, noble (monument, unknown, c. 1701)

[58] 

Gualterotto de' Bardi, noble (tomb monument, Agnolo di Ventura, attrib., c. 1337)

[59] 

Alessandro Galilei, mathematician (monument, Girolamo Ticciati, 1739)

[60] 

Bettino de' Bardi, noble (tomb)

[61] 

Leopoldo Nobili, physicist (monument, Francesco Pozzi, 19th century)

[62] 

Luigi Canina, archaeologist (monument, Niccolò Matas, 1856)

[63] 

Countess Zofia Zamoyska (Czartoryska) (tomb monument, Lorenzo Bartolini, 1844)

[64] 

Pietro Nardini, composer (tomb monument, Francesco Carradori, 1793)

[65] 

Caterina Alamanni Antellesi, noble (tomb monument)

[66] 

Atto Vannucci, historian (monument, Enrico Pazzi, 1891)

[67] 

Zofia Kickich Cieszokowska, noble (monument, Teofil Lenartowicz)

[68] 

Giuseppe Salvetti, architect (monument, Stefano Ricci)

[69] 

Gaspero Maria Paoletti, architect (monument, Stefano Ricci)

[70] 

Macedonio Melloni, physicist (monument, Niccolò Matas, 1857)

[71] 

Luigi Cambray Digny, architect (monument, Lorenzo Bartolini, 1844)

[72] 

Luigi Cherubini, composer (cenotaph, Odoardo Fantacchiotti, 1869)

[73] 

Bartolomeo Valori, gonfaloniere (tomb slab, Lorenzo Ghiberti, c. 1427)

[74] 

Leon Battista Alberti, artist (monument, Lorenzo Bartolini, c. 1836)

[75] 

Raffaello Morghen, engraver (cenotaph, Odoardo Fantacchiotti, 1841)

[76] 

John Ketterick/Catrick, Bishop of Exeter (tomb slab)

[77] 

Francesco Sansoni, Franciscan (tomb slab, Lorenzo Ghiberti, 1499)

[78] 

Carlo Marsuppini, humanist (monument and tomb slab, Desiderio da Settignano, 1453)

[79] 

Count Vittorio Fossombroni, statesman (tomb monument, Lorenzo Bartolini)

[80] 

Donatello, artist (monument, Urbano Lucchesi)

[81] 

Carlo Botta, politician (tomb monument, Giuseppe Lunardi, 1903)

[82] 

Leonardo and Elisabetta Tedaldi, nobles (tomb slab, Antonio Rossellino, 1474)

[83] 

Lorenzo Ghiberti, sculptor and son Vittorio Ghiberti (tomb slab)

[84]

Guidacci family (tomb slab, 16th century)

[85]

Eugenio Barsanti, inventor (tomb monument, bust by Leone Tommasi)

[86]

Giovanni Lami, historian (tomb monument, Innocenzo Spinazzi, 1772-75)

[87]

Raffaello Sanzi, artist (memorial plaque)

[88]

Galileo Galilei and Vincenzo Viviani, scientists (tomb, Giovan Battista Foggini, 1737; statues, Giovanni Battista Naldini, Vincenzo Foggini and Girolamo Ticciati)

[89]

Antonio Dal Pozzo di Biella, Archbishop of Pisa (tomb slab, 1616)

[90]

Vincenzo da Filicaia, poet (tomb monument)

[91]

Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti, entomologist (tomb monument)

[92]

Marquis Gino Capponi, statesman (tomb monument, Antonio Bortone, 1884)

[93]

Niccolò Tommaseo, patriot (memorial, 1913)


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(Translations by Rosa Nardi)

 


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