La cappella di San Girolamo nel complesso basilicale di Santo Stefano a Bologna. Note a margine di un recente intervento di manutenzione
In: Quaderni dell'Istituto di Storia dell'Architettura: 73-74, 2021
The Chapel of San Girolamo in the Complex of Santo Stefano in Bologna. Marginalia on a Recent Conservation Project
As the little chapel of San Girolamo inside the monumental complex of Santo Stefano needed maintenance works, it was possible to carry on a research programme in order to analyse construction, architectural and conservation techniques. The aim was to create a conservation site in which study and operation could find mutual enrichment and fulfilment, to set a chronological dating and to understand the cultural context in which the chapel was built. It was evident the urgency of an accurate conservation intervention on the internal surfaces of the chapel, to regain, wherever possible, the original material and chromatic characterisation and to ensure suitable environmental conditions. The intention was to re-install the altarpiece of San Girolamo, traditionally attributed to Francesco Francia’s studio (1520), to make possible the access and the enhancement of this work of art in its authentic context.