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Two unpublished works by Matteo Civitali found thanks to fingerprints on display at the National Museum of Villa Guinigi, from Friday May 14.

The temporary exhibition entitled Nuovi studi su Matteo Civitali. The Salvator Coronatus of Santa Maria Corteorlandini and the Madonna and Child of Colle di Compito, enriches the museum with an innovative and sustainable project and two new works by the master.

The Vir Dolorum in polychrome wood that Matteo Civitali carved in 1487 for the oratory of the disciplined confraternity of San Lorenzo dei Servi in Lucca is fundamental to illustrate the stylistic evolution of the Lucchese master and to highlight the slight differences with the Salvator Coronatus of Santa Maria Corteorlandini.
The unpublished Madonna and Child of Colle di Compito is compared to two similar subjects, respectively from the Loggia of the Corte dei Mercanti and from the church of Sant'Andrea in Pelleria in Lucca.

Starting from Sunday, June 20, and for all the weekends of August (June 26; July 4, 10, 18, 24 and 31; and then August 1, 7, 15, 21 and 28), at 5:00 pm it will be possible to book a guided tour with a professional tour guide.

Info and reservations by 1:00 pm on the previous Friday, sending an email to: (or by phone at +39 0583 464062), up to a maximum of 5 people.

The guided tour is free of charge and is included in the entrance fee to the National Museum (4 euros).

The event is included in the Settembre lucchese 2021 program.

May 14, 2021 / April 2022
Start / End Time
9:00 am / 7:30 pm (tue., thur.), wed. 12:00 pm / 7:30 pm (wed.). Until June 12: 9:00 am / 7:30 pm (fri., sat.); from June 13: 12:00 pm / 7:30 pm (fri., sat.). 9:00 am / 7:30pm (1+ 3 sun. month). Closed on mon, 2, 4, 5 sun month, Jan 1, Dec 25.
National museum of Villa Guinigi. Via della Quarquonia, 4 - Lucca
€ 2,00 / € 4,00

Museo nazionale di Villa Guinigi
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