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SAN GIORGIO TRA FERRARA E PRAGA: DALLE COLLEZIONI ESTENSI A KONOPISTE (St. George from Ferrara to Prague: From the Estensi Collections at Konopiste). Castello Estense, Ferrara, 1991. Organized by Amministrazione Provinciale di Ferrara. Published by Gabriele Corbo Editore, Ferrara. 320 pp. with 208 ills. (52 col.) and inserted map. 22 x 22 cm. ISBN 8885325041 In Italian.
Exploring the iconography of St. George as the patron saint of Ferrara and as an emblem of the city's Este rulers, this scholarly catalogue documents 105 sculptures, reliefs, paintings and decorative objects drawn mainly from the Este palace at Konopiste in Czechoslovakia, most of the works produced by Central European artists. Thirteen essays discussing depictions of St. George from the 14th to the 19th century and extensively examining his importance to the art, architecture and folklore of Ferrara are supplemented with an annotated guide to images of the saint throughout the city and an 18th-century account of his life.
Indexing: Western, Europe — 1600-1800 — Several Media
Plans: 75
Worldwide Number: 054383
Paperbound $45.00    

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