Architecture, Spanish Renaissance, Plate 26, White Marble Tomb, University Chapel, Seville,
Renaissance Architecture and Adornment in Spain
White Marble Tomb, University Chapel, Seville, Plate 25
Between the years 1492 and 1558
Artist: Prentice Andrew, Architect, measured and drawn by
Publisher: Batsford, BT
Paper Size: 345 x 470mm
Print Size: 260 x 380mm
Condition: very good. Normal paper aging qualities
Technique: Original lithography
Plates XXVI. And XXVII. – SEVILLE.
Tombs in the University Chapel.
The University Chapel at Seville contains the tombs of the great Medina-Celi family, whose ancestor, Don Pedro Enriquez, founded the Casa de Pilatos.
His tomb is reproduced on Plate XXVI. It was executed by an Italian artist, Antonio Charona, in 1519, and is built against the high nave wall of the chapel; the width at the base is eighteen feet. The material is a beautiful white marble, parts such as the panels under the arch, representing the Cruciixion and the Resurrection, being coloured and gilded.
Plate XXVII. Represents the tomb of Don Pedro’s wife, Dona Catalina. It was sculptured in Genoa by Gazzini and is perhaps the more beautiful of the two. The sculptured reliefs under the arch represent the Procession to Calvary and the Nativity, the whole background being coloured deep blue. These, and several other tombs in this Chapel, were brought from the Carthusian convent, the former burial place of the Ribera family.
Owing to the obscure light of the chapel it is impossible to do full justice to the details.
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