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Storia dell’arte n. 159
Nuova Serie 1 | 2023
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Il David e Golia di Daniele da Volterra e una copia portata a Napoli nel 1636: vicende, cronologia e novità
The essay considers some unpublished data that were discovered by recent research and helps shedding light on the changes of ownership of the large slate stone painted by Daniele da Volterra and representing David and Goliah (Louvre). The work was commissioned by monsignor Giovanni Della Casa and bequeathed to his nephew Annibale Rucellai. It is registered in the Peretti Montalto collection as of 1591, although the circumstances of its entry into the collection have remained obscure until now. New document-based evidence attests that the painting was in the collection of Bernardino Savelli senior and then purchased by Marzio Colonna before its transfer to Cardinal Alessandro Peretti. Later, in 1635, Abbot Francesco Peretti commissioned a copy of the slate to be taken to Naples, which the essay proposes to identify with the small version now in the Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Antica di Palazzo Barberini, in Rome.