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Murray Seminar: Dorigen Caldwell on Prayers, Purgatory and Politics in Post-Tridentine Rome

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Venue: Birkbeck 43 Gordon Square, Keynes Library

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The Madruzzo Chapel in the Roman church of Sant'Onofrio, which was decorated between 1600 and 1605. Boasting sumptuous coloured marble tombs, a sophisticated fresco cycle and an altarpiece designed by Annibale Carracci, the chapel houses the remains of three Madruzzo cardinals. Hailing from the Northern Italian city of Trent, home to the eponymous Council, all three men were also Prince-Bishops of their native territory. As such, they had experienced the frontline fight against Protestant heresy in German-speaking lands, while also enjoying positions of power at the heart of Papal Rome. This seminar will examine the imagery employed in the chapel as an expression not only of the fashionable artistic tastes of early modern Rome, but also of the particular preoccupations of these 'cardinali tedeschi’.

All Murray Seminars take place at 5pm in the History of Art Department (43, Gordon Sq., London WC1H 0PD) in The Keynes Library (Room 114), unless stated otherwise. Talks finish by 5.50pm to allow those with other commitments to leave, and are then followed by discussion and refreshments. These talks are supported by the Murray Bequest in memory of the Department’s founder Peter Murray, and are open to all. No booking required. Talks finish by 5.50pm to allow those with other commitments to leave, and are then followed by discussion and refreshments. These talks are supported by the Murray Bequest in memory of the Department’s founder Peter Murray, and are open to all. No booking required.

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