El Greco’s Roman Period and the Influence of Guglielmo della Porta

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.

Michelangelo’s Pieta in Bronze

A popular pax after Michelangelo’s Pieta for Vittoria Colonna and a Deposition pax are here suggested as the product of Ludovico and/or Jacopo del Duca while a later variant of Michelangelo’s Pieta, formed as a pax, is given to a Venetian workshop active in the first part of the 17th century.