Museo Cívico. PADUA. 44. Route. 275
The adjacent Cappella San Giorgio contains twenty-one ad¬
mirable frescoes (1377) by Altichiero and Avanzo (p. 272).
To the right, below, Legend of St. Lucia; above, Legend of St. Cath¬
arine; to the left, above and below, Legend of St. George. Altar-wall:
Crucifixión, Coronation of the Virgin. Wall of the door: Flight into Egypt,
Adoration of the Magi, Nativity. Afternoon-light best.
To the right of the Scuola del Santo, at the comer of the Via
Orto Botánico, is the Museo Cívico (Pl. D, 6), rebuilt in 1881 by
Boito, with a fine facade and staircase, containing the civic Library,
Archives, and Collections of Antiquities and Paintings (adm. week-
days 9-4, i/2 fr.; Sun. & holidays 9-1, free). Catalogue in prepara-
tion. Director, Dr. Moschetti.
In the Cloisters are columns, friezes, and other remains of a Román
temple, excavated near the Caffé Pedrocchi (see p. 270); also numerous
Román tombatones, the Monument of the Volumnii (discovered at Mon¬
selice in 1879; on the E. side), mediseval coata-of-arms, memorial stones, etc.
On the upper floor, to the left, is the Municipal Pictueb Gal-
leey, containing numerous paintings, though few of importance.
A Madonna by Romanino is the gem of the collection.
Anteroom. Riccio, Half-figures of the Madonna and Mary Magdalen,
from a Pieta (from San Canziano; 1530). — To the left is the —
Sala Emo-Capodilista (in three divisions). The first two divisions
contain Italian paintings of the 15-16th cent., mainly Venetian. — lst Divi¬
sión : To the left, 26. Style of Cima da Conegliano, Entombment; 29. Vincenzo
Catena, Madonna with four saints, an early work; "33. Marco Basuiti, Ma¬
donna between SS. Peter and Libérale; 3o. Morone, Madonna in a beautiful
landscape. — 2nd División: To the left, 175. Boccaccio Boccaccino, Madonna
with two saints. — 3rd División. Works mainly of the 17th century.
The Adjoining Rooms contain the smaller collections. R. I. Glass,
majolica (incl. the coat of arma of a majolica painter), and porcelain;
R. II. Costumes, valuable textiles, lace; R. III. Bronzes, work in aiiver,
etc. ; R. IV. Furniture and wood-carving; in the centre, ivory carvings,
engraved gems, etc.
The Corridoi: to the right of the vestibule of the large hall contains
paintings (14-18th cent.), lst División: to the left, 399. Squarcione, Altar-
piece in flve sections with St. Jerome in the middle (ca. 1450; injured).
2nd División: to the left, 416. Jac. Bellini(1), Christ in Hades, part of the
altar piece mentioned at p. 309; Giorgione, Two panels from chests (studio-
piecea); 439. Andr. Previtali, Madonna adored by the donor, an early work
(1501). To the right, 536. Rogier van der Weyden, Descent from the Croas
(copy). 3rd División: to the left, 461. Boccaccio Boccaccino, Madonna (in an
Large Hall: End-wall; Flemish tapestry representing a procession ot
knights; farther on, French tapestry (14th cent). Paintings: 617. Dom.
Campagnola, Beheading of the Baptist; opposite, 648. Tiepolo, St. Patrick,
Bishop of Ireland, healing a sick man.
Last Hall. Back-wall: "669. Romanino, Madonna enthroned with aaints,
in a handsome frame, from Santa Giustina (1513); to the left, 663. Romanino,
Last Supper (1513); 665. Luca Longhi, Martyrdom of St. Justina (1562); to
the right, 672. Romanino, Madonna enthroned with two sainta (1521).
In the next room: 29 paintings in tempera by Guariento, Ángel, St.
Matthew, Madonna, etc., from the chapel of the castle of the Carrara
(p. 272). — The Last Rooms contain coins and medals of Padua; modern
paintings and sculptures. — Library: Manuscripts, including the Códice
Carrarese (14th cent.), with seven portraits of princes; collection of books
relating to Padua. — Archives : Original documents coneerning the canon-
isation of SS. Anthony and Francis; a 'Raccolta Dantesca', a 'Raccolta
Petrarchesca', etc. — We return by a Passage containing prehistoric and
Román antiquities discovered at and near Padua.
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