Lotto di Giovanni Salviati and
The Virgin and Child with Saints
by Benozzo Gozzoli
in the National Gallery of Canada
by Pierre Hurtubise, O. M. I.
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SA, Salviati Archives, Pisa
ASF, Archivio di Stato, Florence
Corn. Il, Libri di commercio, 2nd series
Filz. I, Filza(e), 1st series
1 O. Vasari, Le Vite..., ed. o. Milanesi, Vol. III (Florence:
1879), p. 50.
3 ASF, Trotte 69 (Estrinseci 1472-1491), fol. 89r.
4 An analysis carried out at our request by the National Gallery's
laboratories has shown that the inscription has in fact been retouched
to a considerable extent - it is difficult to determine when - and that the
date may have been modified (whether accidentally or on purpose will probably
never be known) at that time.
5 SA, COM II, Vol. 487, fols 47r, 82r, 145r, and 188r.
6 SA, FILZ I, Vol. 213, fasc. 18.
7 SA, FILZ I, Vol. 100, fasc. 3.
8 SA, COM II, Vol. 487, fols 38-47.
9 J. M. Imhof, Genealogiae viginti illustriurn Italiae familiarum
(Amsterdam: 1710), p. 180.
10 N. Rubinstein, II governo di Firenze sotto i Medici (1434-1494)
(Florence: 1971), pp. 302 and 307.
11 SA, FILZ I, Vol. 213, fasc. 18.
12 N. Rubinstein, op. cit., pp. 335, 345, 354, 363, and 371.
13 SA, FILZ I, Vol. 108, fasc. 3.
14 SA, FILZ I, Vol. 213, fasc. 18.
15 SA, COM II, Vol. 487, fols 289-296.
16 Ibid., fol. 297-299 and 308-312.
17 The last mention we have of him is as a member of the 1480 balla. N.
Rubinstein, op. cit., p. 371.
18 J. M. Imhof, op. cit., p. 180.
20 R. Creytens, "Les Actes de la Congrégation Toscane-Romaine," Archivum Fratrum
Praedicatorum, Vol. 40 (1970), p. 203.
21 V. da Bisticci, Vite di uomini illustri, Vol. II (Florence:
1970), p. 373.
22 For example, the Virgin with saints compositions painted for the
ColIegio della Sapienza in Perugia in 1456 (Pinacoteca, Perugia), for the
Compagnia della Purificazione attached to San Marco in 1461 (National Gallery,
London), for the cloistered nuns of San Benedetto at Ripa d'Arno in 1468
(Museo Nazionale di San Matteo, Pisa). E. Micheletti, "Benozzo di Lese
(Benozzo Gozzoli)," Dizionario biografico degli Italiani, Vol. VIII
(Rome: 1966), pp. 573-574.
23 The first was represented in every case, the second, in half the
cases, according to our analysis of family account books between 1438
24 On the Salviati family's ties with these three important Florentine
institutions, please refer to Chapter IV of the history of that family
soon to be published by this author.
25 Roman martyrology of this period cited at least four Julians who
were soldiers, three of whom died as martyrs. In Florence, the best known
was Saint Julian the Hospitalier, whose day in the martyrology was 12 February.
See Profillet, Les Saints militaires, Vol. I (Paris: 1891), pp.
508-512. However, the figure could also be Saint Julian of Constantinople,
who died in 730 and who was honoured on 9 August. Ibid., Vol. IV,
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