Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cimitero Monumentale, Milan

An extensive amount of mosaic decorates Milan's famous cemetery, which opened in 1866 and was designed by Carlo Maciachini. The facade of the Famedio or Monumental Chapel, built 1875-87, has Salviati mosaic lunettes designed by Lodovico Pogliaghi.

A picture representing Christ giving his benediction was made for Albert Amman to top the door to his family's tomb.

Salviati mosaics also decorate the chapels and tombs of the Visconti, Frova, Trua and Albertario families, shrines made for Goldfinger, Bonomi, Mariani, as well as at least 62 other sepuchral monuments. The examples below are likely to be by Salviati.

Barr, Sheldon. Venetian Glass Mosaics: 1860-1917. London: Antique Collectors' Club, 2008. 127, 131 & 134.
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