316 Route 47. BOLOGNA. Ai Scrvi.
lene in the garden, by Giacomo Francia; 3rd Chapel, "St. Joseph on the
right, St. Jerome on the left, both by Guercino. 7th Chapel, "Madonna
enthroned with four saints and angels, by Lorenzo Costa. In the Choir,
Coronation of the Virgin, by L. Costa; stalls by Paolo Sacca, 1523; above
them, the busts of the twelve apostles in terracotta, by Alfonso Lombardi.
The N. transept contained Raphael's St. Cecilia down to 1796 (p. 320; the
frame by Formigine is the original). 6th Chapel on the left, -'Statue of
Christ in wood over the altar (15th cent.). 5th Chapel on the left, Call of
the sons of Zebedee, by Cesi. 2nd Chapel on the left, St. Francis, by Guercino.
The last cross-street to the right in the Via S. Stefano, near the
gate, leads to the church of Madonna delBaracano, which possesses
a fine portico and contains a fresco by Costa, representing the Ma¬
donna with Giovanni Bentivoglio and his wife at her feet (1472).
The framework of the high-altar is by Properzia de' Rossi.
At the beginning of the Via Mazzini (PL F, G, H, 5), opposite
the Torre Garisenda, at the corner of the Via S. Vitale, is the church
of S. Bartolommeo di Porta Ravegnana (PL F, 4), a gaudy dome-
covered church with paintings by Angelo Colonna, erected about
1530 by Andrea Marchesi, surnamed Formigine, and afterwards in
part modernised. The 4th altar on the right contains an Annuncia¬
tion (1632), one of the best works of Franc. Albani (1632), and a
Nativity, and Flight to Egypt, by the same master. — Farther on
in the Via Mazzini, on the left, No. 244, is the —
Pal. Sampieri (PL 54; F, 5), with the inscription ' Galleria
Sampieri' (admission 1/2I'r-)> adorned with admirable frescoes from
the myth of Hercules by the Carracci and Guercino. The celebrated
old picture-gallery it once contained has been sold. The present
collection (good light necessary) consists chiefly of works by pupils
of Guido Reni and Guercino. Many of the names in the written
catalogue are arbitrary.
2nd R. Frescoes on the ceiling: "Hercules contending with Jupiter;
right wall, Ceres seeking Proserpine, by Lod. Carracci. Pictures : 46. Elisa¬
betta Sirani, Putti; 76. Scarsellino, Madonna and saints; 134. Parmeggianino,
Madonna; 73. Annib. Carracci, Old woman spinning. — 3rd R. Frescoes on
the ceiling: The path to virtue is difficult; right wall, Giant struck by
lightning, both by Annib. Carracci. Pictures: 147. Domenichino, Mater
dolorosa; 164. Olympus. — 4th R. Frescoes on the ceiling: Hercules and
Atlas. Wall on the right, Hercules and Cacus with the lion's head, by
Agost. Carracci. Pictures: 166. Guido Reni, Circe; 162, 163. Portraits by
Agost. Carracci; 152. Cavedone, Christ and the tribute-money. — 5th R.
Ceiling-painting : Hercules and Antaeus, by Guercino. Pictures : 242. Carracci,
Madonna; *232. Salvator Rosa, Storm. — 6th R. Ceiling-painting: "Genius
of strength, by Guercino.
The adjoining House of Rossini (PL 59) was erected by the
great composer in 1825, and adorned with inscriptions from Cicero
and Virgil (recently marked by a tablet).
Ai Servi (<S. Maria ai Servi; PL G, 5), at the corner of the
Str. Maggiore and Cartoleria Nuova, erected by Andrea Manfredi
in 1393 , with remarkably thin columns placed very wide apart, is
adorned with frescoes (much damaged) on the facade, dating from
the 17th century.
Interior. Over the high-altar, completed by Montorsoli in 1561:
Christ risen from the Dead, and Mary and St. John, below (1.) Adam, (r.)