Art and Business in Seventeenth-Century Naples: The Collecting, Dealing and Patronage Practices of Gaspare Roomer

dc.contributor.authorLepine-Cercone, Chantelleen
dc.contributor.departmentArt Historyen
dc.contributor.supervisorSchütze, Sebastianen
dc.contributor.supervisorDickey, Stephanie S.en
dc.date2014-11-26 21:30:06.995
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-27T16:28:23Z
dc.date.issued2014-11-27
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D, Art History) -- Queen's University, 2014-11-26 21:30:06.995en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the cultural influence of the seventeenth-century Flemish merchant Gaspare Roomer, who lived in Naples from 1616 until 1674. Specifically, it explores his art dealing, collecting and patronage activities, which exerted a notable influence on Neapolitan society. Using bank documents, letters, artist biographies and guidebooks, Roomer’s practices as an art dealer are studied and his importance as a major figure in the artistic exchange between Northern and Sourthern Europe is elucidated. His collection is primarily reconstructed using inventories, wills and artist biographies. Through this examination, Roomer emerges as one of Naples’ most prominent collectors of landscapes, still lifes and battle scenes, in addition to being a sophisticated collector of history paintings. The merchant’s relationship to the Spanish viceregal government of Naples is also discussed, as are his contributions to charity. Giving paintings to notable individuals and large donations to religious institutions were another way in which Roomer exacted influence. This study of Roomer’s cultural importance is comprehensive, exploring both Northern and Southern European sources. Through extensive use of primary source material, the full extent of Roomer’s art dealing, collecting and patronage practices are thoroughly examined.en
dc.description.degreePhDen
dc.description.restricted-thesisI plan to publish this thesis in the near future.en
dc.embargo.liftdate2019-11-26
dc.embargo.terms1825en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/12624
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectCollectingen
dc.subjectArt Marketen
dc.subjectPaintingen
dc.subjectNaplesen
dc.titleArt and Business in Seventeenth-Century Naples: The Collecting, Dealing and Patronage Practices of Gaspare Roomeren
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