Il codice miniato del Trionfo delle cristiane virtù

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] The illuminated code of the Triumph of Christian virtues

Alessandra Mignatti

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[Autom. eng. transl.] The printed manuscript code of the Triumph of Christian virtues, almost entirely unpublished, is characterized by its colorful, albeit naive, illustrations: they reproduce the allegorical paintings that the nineteen Schools of the Christian Doctrine had animated in the procession for the solemn entrance of the archbishop Carlo Gaetano Stampa in 1739 in Milan. We describe the code and, briefly, the composition of each individual 'appearance', which represented one of the Theological virtues, Cardinals and those indicated in the Evangelical Councils owned by the archbishop; each virtue was followed by a corresponding contrary vice in chains, as well as a set of geniuses and little angels, who carried arms and deeds. We reconstruct the order in which the virtues presented themselves, the climate, the colors of the costumes, the movements of the spectacular representation, the verses that were recited.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] The illuminated code of the Triumph of Christian virtues
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationFesta, rito e teatro nella «gran città di Milano» nel Settecento, Catalogo della mostra a cura di Francesca Barbieri, Roberta Carpani, Alessandra Mignatti, Milano, Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, 23 novembre 2009- 28 febbraio 2010, «Studia Borromaica», 24 (2010)
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes

Publication series



  • Milan XVIII th. century
  • Milano XVIII secolo
  • allegorie
  • allegory
  • scenografia milanese
  • scenography in Milan
  • storia del costume
  • trionfo
  • triumph


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