Item Number: 102669
Title: El Templo de la Fama : Alegoría del Marqués del Carpio
Author: de Frutos, Leticia
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Description: Madrid: Fundación Caja Madrid, Fundacion Arte Hispanico, 2009. 30cm., hardcover, 813pp. illus., numerous color plates. Publisher's summary: The biography of Gaspar de Haro Guzmán (1629 .1687), VII Marquis of Carpio, offers us, furthermore, the opportunity of an insight into three great cites, Madrid, Roma and Naples, where he was deployed as a diplomat and he built up his image through the arts. The work is split in three large sections, which coincide with the three major stages in his life: His period in the Madrid court (1629-1674), together with his years of transition to Italy (1674-1677); his period in the Rome Embassy (1677-1682) and as Viceroy of Naples, and this work is completed by a chapter devoted to the complex situation in which his testament and estate were left upon his death and the inevitable dispersion of his collection, undoubtedly one of the most important of the 17th century. Due to Spanish historiography’s systematic rejection of historical biographies, to date there has been no monographic work devoted to the Marquis of Carpio. This work attempts to assess, the importance, as a whole, of each of his artistic initiatives and their repercussions on the history of art and art collecting.
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