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A Description of the Sistine Chapel under Pope Sixtus IV

John Monfasani
Artibus et Historiae
Vol. 4, No. 7 (1983), pp. 9-18
Published by: IRSA s.c.
DOI: 10.2307/1483178
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1483178
Page Count: 10
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Abstract

The author publishes a text by Andreas Trapezuntius, a private secretary to Pope Sixtus IV, which describes the Sistine Chapel as completed in every way (omni ex parte). Andreas speaks of the "pictura of both Laws rendered by matching figures", the painted draperies on the wall, the tessellated floor, and the Cancellata. The author dates the text to April - May 1432, and argues that Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandai, Cosimo Rosselli, and Luca Signorelli all finished working in the Chapel in the spring of 1482. The inauguration of the Chapel was delayed until August 1483 because of the military situation at Rome on the feast of the Assumption, 15 August, in 1482.

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