The 1630 plague in Bologna

This oil-on-canvas painting representing some aspects of the plague of 1630 can be seen in the recently opened Museum for the History of Bologna (Palazzo Pepoli, via Castiglione, 8)1. The naive anonymous painting, probably a votive one, depicts some scenes of a plague epidemics which deranged the city life in 1630. An inscription on the bottom left allows us to locate the house of Giacomo Amaseo Fabri, a renowned lecturer of Medicine at the local University, who devoted himself to the sick during the epidemics.

  • Photos by Luca Borghi ti.supmacinu|ihgrob.l#| (September 2013)

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