Santa Croce, part 2, June 2020

Following the recent reopening of this Fransciscan basilica this week, I continue (see Part 1 here) with my  visit of the church following the quarantine.

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Below is a plan of the church.  My tour is coming from West to East along the north side of the basilica.

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Below,  I pick up my tour from the almost at the crossing. The first work on this tour today is Desiderio da Settignano’s tomb for Carlo Marsuppini. Santa Croce is rich in artworks and this is one of the best. Try as I might, these pictures do not do the tomb justice.

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Moving on to the next tomb on this side aisle, we have the monument to Raffaello Morghen, by Odoardo Fantacchiotti (1809-1877). Morghen was a celebrated engraver of Leonardo’s Last Supper in Pinacoteca Repossi. Morghen died in Florence in 1833.

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Next is a plaque honoring Raphael.  It commemorates the 500th anniversary of his death.  His tomb in in the Pantheon in Rome.

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There is more to come.  Watch this space.

One thought on “Santa Croce, part 2, June 2020

  1. Pingback: Santa Croce, part 3, June 2020 | get back, lauretta!

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