Capponi Chapel

Barbadori Chapel.
Pontormo's Annunciation with the tabernacle.
Tondo with Pontormo's St. Matthew.

Chapel in the church of Santa Felicita in Florence, central Italy.

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Barbadori Chapel.

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Portrait of Bronzino by Alessandro Allori (detail)

Bronzino

Italian Mannerist painter from Florence.

Italian Mannerist painter from Florence.

Portrait of Bronzino by Alessandro Allori (detail)
Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time, c. 1544–45, London, National Gallery
Eleonora di Toledo col figlio Giovanni, 1544–45, oil on wood, Uffizi Gallery, Florence
Portrait of a Young Man, c. 1550–55, London, National Gallery
The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (Madonna Stroganoff)
Lodovico Capponi
Pietà, 1530
Saint Sebastian, 1533. Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid.
Andrea Doria as Neptune, 1550–55, Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan
Portrait of Eleonora of Toledo, c. 1539
A portrait of an unknown woman and boy, c. 1540.
Portrait of Bartolomeo Panciatichi, c. 1540.
Portrait of Laura Battiferri, 1555–60
Holy Family with St. Anne and the Infant St. John, 1545
Portrait of Bia de' Medici, 1545
Portrait of a Man Holding a Statuette, 1545
Sacra famiglia Panciatichi or Madonna Panciatichi, 1545
Portrait of Stefano Colonna, 1546
Portrait Cosimo I de' Medici in armour, c. 1545
Ugolino Martelli, c. 1537
Portrait of Cosimo I de' Medici as Orpheus, c. 1537–39
Venus, Cupid and Envy, c. 1548–50
John the Baptist, 1553
Garcia de' Medici, Prado Museum.
Alessandro de' Medici, Cerralbo Museum.

An early example of Bronzino's hand has often been detected in the Capponi Chapel in the church of Santa Felicita by the Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Filippo Brunelleschi in an anonymous portrait of the 2nd half of the 15th century (Louvre, Paris)

Filippo Brunelleschi

Italian architect, designer, and sculptor, and is now recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner, and sole construction supervisor.

Italian architect, designer, and sculptor, and is now recognized to be the first modern engineer, planner, and sole construction supervisor.

Filippo Brunelleschi in an anonymous portrait of the 2nd half of the 15th century (Louvre, Paris)
The Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in Florence possesses the largest brick dome in the world, and is considered a masterpiece of European architecture.
Brunelleschi's original design of the Foundling Hospital. Digital reconstruction by Adriano Marinazzo.
Brunelleschi designed the Rocca di Vicopisano
Brunelleschi's tomb
St. John the Evangelist, Altar of Saint at Church of San Zeno, Pistoia (1399–1400)
Prophet Jeremiah detail of altarpiece, Church of San Zeno, Pistoia (1399–1400)
The Prophet Isaiah, Church of San Zeno, Pistoia detail of altarpiece (1399–1400)
The Sacrifice of Isaac, Brunelleschi's competition project for a door panel of the Baptistry of Florence (1401)
Cloister of Men of the Foundling Hospital (1419–1445)
Arcade of the Foundling Hospital (1419–1445)
Corinthian column in the cloister
Nave of the Basilica of San Lorenzo (1425–1442)
View of the Old Sacristy
Vault of the Old Sacristy (Sagrestia vecchia), with the tomb of Giovanni di Bicci de' Medici
Doorway inside the Old Sacristy with a classical pediment and columns, framed by pilasters
Sky of Florence decoration by Giuliano d'Arrigo on the small dome in the Old Sacristy (1442)
Central nave of Santo Spirito
The dome of Santo Spirito
Brunelleschi's plan of Santo Spirito
Detail of the classical pilasters of the Sacristy
Facade of the Pazzi Chapel
Plan of the Pazzi Chapel
Dome of the Pazzi Chapel
Interior of the Pazzi Chapel with sculptural plaques by Luca Della Robbia
1450 Codex Rustici drawing showing Brunelleschi's proposed octagonal church (lower right)
Plan of the rotunda of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Brunelleschi's rotunda from Santa Maria degli Angeli. Only the lower wall remains of his original design.
Michelangelo's plan for Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome (1546), superimposed on the earlier plan by Bramante
Plan of the dome, showing the inner and outer domes
Interior structure of the dome
Dome seen from the bell tower
Stairway between the inner and outer domes
The lantern of the dome
The dome viewed from below
Exedra below the main dome
The Holy Trinity by Masaccio (1425–1427) used Brunelleschi's system of perspective
Diagram of Brunelleschi's experiment in perspective
The Delivery of the Keys fresco, 1481–1482, Sistine Chapel, by Perugino (1481–1482), features both linear perspective and Brunelleschi's architectural style

Soon, other commissions came, such as the Ridolfi Chapel in the church of San Jacopo sopr'Arno, now lost, and the Barbadori Chapel in Santa Felicita, also modified since its building.

Illustration from Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari, 1568 edition

Pontormo

Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine School.

Italian Mannerist painter and portraitist from the Florentine School.

Illustration from Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects by Giorgio Vasari, 1568 edition
Joseph in Egypt, 1515–1518; Oil on wood; 96 x 109 cm; National Gallery, London
From lunette of Vertumnus and Pomona, 1520–21
The Deposition from the Cross, 1525–1528
The Annunciation, fresco
Christ and Creation of Eve
Study for Deluge
Dead in Last Judgment
Portrait of Maria Salviati, the wife of famous military leader Giovanni delle Bande Nere de' Medici, and Giulia, a Medici relative who was left in Maria's care after the murder of the child's father; Walters Art Museum
Portrait of a Halberdier, 1528–1530, oil on canvas, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
Portrait of a Lady in Red, ca. 1532–1535, oil on panel, Städelsches Kunstinstitut und Städtische Galerie, Frankfurt; variously attributed to Pontormo or Bronzino

The large altarpiece canvas for the Brunelleschi-designed Capponi Chapel in the church of Santa Felicita, Florence, portraying The Deposition from the Cross (1528), is considered by many Pontormo's surviving masterpiece.

West front of Santa Felicita behind Vasari Corridor.

Santa Felicita, Florence

Roman Catholic church in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy, probably the oldest in the city after San Lorenzo.

Roman Catholic church in Florence, region of Tuscany, Italy, probably the oldest in the city after San Lorenzo.

West front of Santa Felicita behind Vasari Corridor.
Interior of the church

The Barbadori (or Capponi) chapel dates also to the 15th century (1419–1423); it was designed by Filippo Brunelleschi and when the patronage passed to Lodovico di Gino Capponi the decoration was entrusted to Pontormo, who worked on it from 1525 until 1528.

The Deposition from the Cross (Pontormo)

Altarpiece, completed in 1528, depicting the Deposition of Christ by the Italian Renaissance painter Jacopo Pontormo.

Altarpiece, completed in 1528, depicting the Deposition of Christ by the Italian Renaissance painter Jacopo Pontormo.

Detail: self-portrait.

Painted in oil on canvas, the painting is located above the altar of the Capponi Chapel of the church of Santa Felicita in Florence.

Annunciation (Pontormo)

The Annunciation is a wall painting by the Italian mannerist artist Jacopo Pontormo, executed in 1527–1528 as part of his commission to decorate the Capponi Chapel in the church of Santa Felicita, Florence.

Portrait of a Young Man as Saint Sebastian (c. 1533) by Bronzino

Portrait of a Young Man as Saint Sebastian

Oil painting on panel of c. 1533 by Bronzino in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

Oil painting on panel of c. 1533 by Bronzino in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza in Madrid.

Portrait of a Young Man as Saint Sebastian (c. 1533) by Bronzino

The work has been related to the very similar figure of Saint Matthew from the four tondi in the Capponi Chapel, on which Bronzino collaborated with Pontormo, and to a study for it which is now in the Uffizi.

The Deposition from the Cross (Pontormo)

1528 in art

Events from the year 1528 in art.

Events from the year 1528 in art.

The Deposition from the Cross (Pontormo)

Pontormo – work in Capponi Chapel of Santa Felicita di Firenze

Carmignano Visitation

C.1528-1530 oil on panel painting of the Visitation by Pontormo, now in the propositura dei Santi Michele e Francesco in Carmignano .

C.1528-1530 oil on panel painting of the Visitation by Pontormo, now in the propositura dei Santi Michele e Francesco in Carmignano .

Preparatory drawing, Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, n. 461 F
Detail of the two people in the background identified by art historian Adriano Marinazzo as St. Joseph and Zechariah.
Four Witches

Unmentioned in Vasari's Lives of the Artists, the painting is usually attributed to the years just after Pontormo's work on the Capponi Chapel.

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Four Saints

Oil painting on panel by Pontormo in the Louvre, Paris.

Oil painting on panel by Pontormo in the Louvre, Paris.

References in Giorgio Vasari's Lives of the Artists are taken by some to date the work to 1528–1529, the years immediately after Pontormo painted the Capponi Chapel.