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LE CAMPORA, 1908: DISCOVERING A TRECENTO FRESCO CYCLE

 

 

Laura Fenelli

 

 

This articles focuses on several aspects of the trecento fresco cycle in the church of S. Maria al Sepolcro, Le Campora: the 1815 secularization (and its transformation into a private villa, which profoundly altered the original aspect); the three different photographic campaigns, by Mannelli, Reali and Brogi, taken between the end of the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries, which documented the complex state of preservation of the frescoes, and the birth and growth of the Kunsthistorisches Institut photocollection in Florence; and lastly, the rediscovery of Le Campora made by Sirén, together with his pioneering attempt to reconstruct Giottino’s catalogue.