A survey of Guglielmo della Porta’s influence on the artistic personality of El Greco. Also suggested is the possibility El Greco could have worked for Guglielmo providing miniatures for use in the production of altar crosses and tabernacles during the painter’s enigmatic Roman period.
A crucifix model currently attributed to Giambologna should instead be reconstituted as a work by Guglielmo della Porta and his circle of collaborators.
A series of impressive gold reliefs currently associated with Antonio Gentili da Faenza are instead suggested as the work of Cesare Targone.
The most popular devotional image of Christ, ca. 1600, here attributed to Jacob Cornelis Cobaert after a design by Guglielmo della Porta.
Riddick collection No. 61 – Summary of a unique 17th century Sicilian devotional plaque here attributed to a Master of the Fercolo di St. Agatha panels.
Riddick collection No. 12 – Summary of a rarely discussed and uncataloged plaquette bust of Caesar probably cast after a Renaissance or Baroque gem.
Riddick collection No. 02 – An in-depth discussion of bronze casts reproducing the celebrated Tazza Farnese, linked to a modern facture in the Chiurazzi foundry of Naples and an unidentified foundry probably in Florence.
Riddick collection No. 03 – A unique, modern bronze cast of the famed Gemma Augustea.
Riddick collection No. 04 – Summary of a rare plaquette reproducing the classical “Felix Gem,” probably cast in Rome under the auspices of Pietro Barbo (future Pope Paul II).
Riddick collection No. 07 – Summary of a rare plaquette reproducing the head of a satyr, being a freehand copy after an antique or contemporaneous carved gem.