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This webpage reproduces a section of
Umbria Santa

by
Corrado Ricci

Faber & Gwyer
London, n. d. (1926 or 1927)

The text is in the public domain, except for my notes.
Black-and‑white photographs are in the public domain;
color photographs are © William P. Thayer.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though,
please let me know!


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Head of the Virgin: detail from the fresco by Perugino in Sta. Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, in Florence
(Photo. Alinari)

p. ix Illustrations

Head of the Virgin: detail from the fresco by Perugino in Sta. Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi, in Florence

Frontispiece

St. Benedict: detail from the fresco by Perugino in Sta. Maria Maddalena dei Pazzi in Florence

18

Church of San Benedetto at Norcia

19

The Cathedral of Spoleto.

22

Church of the Consolazione, Todi

23

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Jacopone da Todi: from a painting of the fifteenth century attributed to Domenico Veneziano, in the Cathedral of Prato
(Photo. Alinari)

Jacopone da Todi: from a painting of the fifteenth century attributed to Domenico Veneziano, in the Cathedral of Prato

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The Descent from the Cross:
from a painting by Raffael,
in the Borghese Gallery, Rome.

(Photo. Alinari)

The Descent from the Cross: from a painting by Raffael, in the Borghese Gallery, Rome.

27

Madonna and Saints: from a painting by Matteo da Gualdo, in the picture gallery of Gualdo Tadino

30

St. Francis kissing the feet of the Crucified: from a painting by Nicolo di Liberatore da Foligno, called l' Alunno, in the Museum of Terni

31

p. x The Church of San Giovanni and Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio

34

Le Carceri, near Assisi

35

Stories of St Francis, with the view of Mount Subasio: fresco by Benozzo, in San Francesco di Montefalco

42

Assisi

43

San Damiano, near Assisi

46

The little choir of Santa Chiara, in San Damiano

47

Santa Maria degli Angeli

50

Isola Maggiore from Lake Trasimene

51

The Rude Rock of La Verna

58

The Sasso Spicco of La Verna

59

The Dream of the Falling Lateran: from the fresco by Beonozzo, in San Francesco di Montefalco

62

Exterior of the church of San Francesco, Assisi

63

Upper Church of San Francesco, Assisi

66

p. xi Lower Church of San Francesco, Assisi

67

Marriage of St. Francis with Poverty: from a painting by Giotto, in the lower church of San Francesco, Assisi

74

Meeting of St. Francis and St. Dominic: from the fresco by Benozzo in the church of San Francesco at Montefalco

75

Roccaporena. The building on the left, with the belfry, is the house of Rita, now a church

78

The funeral chest of St. Rita, in the Convent of Sta. Rita, Cascia

79

Portrait of Perugino by himself, in the Sala del Cambio at Perugia

82

Citadel of Città della Pieve

83

The Giving of the Keys: from the fresco by Perugino, in the Sistine Chapel, Rome

90

Fresco by Perugino, in the Sala del Cambio, Perugia

91

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Madonna and Saints:
from a painting in the Picture Gallery, Bologna

(Photo. Alinari)

Madonna and Saints: from a painting in the Picture Gallery, Bologna

94

p. xii The Virgin appears to St. Bernard: from a painting by Perugino, in the Picture Gallery, Munich

95

Portrait of Pintoricchio by himself: from the fresco at Santa Maria Maggiore di Spello

110

Madonna by Bonfigli: from the painting in the Picture Gallery at Perugia

111

Madonna and Saints: from a painting by Fiorenzo di Lorenzo

114

Madonna: from a painting by Bartolomeo Caporali, in the Uffizi Gallery, Florence

115

St. Catherine by Pintoricchio: from the frescoes of the Appartamenti Borgia in the Vatican

122

Alexander VI by Pintoricchio: from the frescos of the Appartamenti Borgia in the Vatican

123

La Madonna della Pace: from a painting by Pintoricchio at Sanseverino

126

Portrait of Signorelli by himself: from the frescoes in Orvieto Cathedral

127

Façade of Orvieto Cathedral

130

Figures from the Preaching of Antichrist: from the frescoes by Signorelli in Orvieto Cathedral

131

p. xiii The Doomed: from the frescoes by Signorelli in Orvieto Cathedral

138

Details of the Damned: from the frescoes by Signorelli in Orvieto Cathedral

139

Details of the Blessed in the Last Judgment: from the frescoes by Signorelli in Orvieto Cathedral

142

Etruscan tombs, below Orvieto

143

St. Nicholas of Tolentino and the Innocent Victims: a panel-picture of the early sixteenth century, in the collection of Professor Schiff, Pisa

146

The Miracle of the Innocent Victim: from the co by Lo Spagna, at San Giacomo, near Spoleto

147

The Cock and the Hen: detail from the fresco by lo Spagna at San Giacomo, near Spoleto

154

The Miracle of the Innocent Victim: from the fresco by lo Spagna, at San Giacomo, near Spoleto

155

The Miracle of the Innocent Victim: from the fresco by Pier Antonio Mesastris, in the church of the Pellegrini, Assisi

162

p. xiv Madonna and Saints: from the painting by lo Spagna in the Picture Gallery at Spoleto

163

Madonna and Saints; from the painting by Francesco Melanzio in the church of Santa Illuminata at Montefalco

170

Santa Maria del Popolo: from the tempera in the style of Melozzo in San Francesco of Montefalco

171


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