Nelli’s Crucifixion

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Nelli’s Crucifixion

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Artist: Plautilla Nelli
Painting: The Crucifixion
Venue: Last Supper Museum of Andrea del Sarto, Florence
Start of restoration: April 2017
Estimated end of restoration: April 2018
Total estimated cost: $40,000

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Created in the 1570s, this large-scale painting is an example of a common Florentine trend: women commissioning paintings to other women. Arcangela Viola, prioress of Nelli’s convent of Santa Caterina, asked the artist to craft a three-piece series whose style and themes would reflect her spiritual visions. The Crucifixion is the central lunette and upon restoration it will be displayed between Nelli’s two other works: Saint Catherine in Prayer and Saint Domenic Receives the Rosary.

This project includes canvas and frame conservation treatments, diagnostic analysis, photographic documentation, creation of a video-short and pamphlet on the restoration. Based on their level of giving, contributors will receive certain ‘perks’ inspired by art by women in Florence. Contributions of $25+ entitle givers to periodic updates on the state of the project.
DONOR PERKS
$25  –  Periodic updates on the state of the project
$50  –  Electronic copy of the brochure on where to find Nelli’s works in Florence
$100  –  Hard copy of the brochure on where to find Nelli’s works in Florence
$250  –  Signed copy of Jane Fortune’s Invisible Women
$500  –  Invitation to restoration inauguration cocktail
$1000  –  Invitation to restoration inauguration cocktail and AWA’s silver pendant
$2500  –  Invitation to restoration inauguration cocktail and AWA’s silver and gold pendant
If you are interested in becoming this project’s primary donor, please contact Linda Falcone at linda@advancingwomenartists.org for a custom-made donor package.