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DOC.7a Florence, September 9, 1521

Rosso appoints a procurator to collect money owed him by various individuals and the confraternity of the Corpus Christi of Piombino.

Florence, State Archives, Notarile antecosimiano, 7212 (Giuliano Ferranti, 1519-1523), fol. 93.

(In margin:) Procura.

1521

Item postea dictis anno, indictione, et die nona Septembris. Actum Florentie, in populo Sancti Romuli de Florentia, et in apoteca mei notarii infrascripti, pressentibus magistro Stefano magistri Angeli Pieri (sic), lignario populi Sancti Petri Maioris de Florentia, et ser Bartolomeo Laurentii de Muzzis, notario publico, testibus etc. Iohannesbaptistas olim Iacobi Ghasparis, vocato el Rosso, pictor de Florentia, per se et suos heredes etc., omni meliori modo etc., non revocando etc., fecit etc. suum procuratorem etc. Baldassarem Leonardi, aromatarium de Plumbino, absentem etc., specialiter et expresse ad exigendum, et se habuisse et recepisse confitendum, a magistro Raphaele Antonii, sutore de Florentia habitatore in dicto castro Plumbini, et a Sebastiano Laurentii del Metella, habitatore in dicto castro Plumbini, et a Societate Corporis Christi dicti castri Plumbini, et hominibus et personis dicte Societatis et a quocumque alio quomodolibet obligato occaxione infrascripta, omnem summam et quantitatem pecuniarum et rerum de quibus quantitatibus esset et seu restaret creditor dictus constituens pro predictis, et eius nomine vel ab aliis predictis vel aliorum, modo aliquo, vigore cuiusdam instrumenti, transactionis et conventionis facti inter dictum Iohannembaptistam et dictos supranominatos debitores sub die XI Ianuarii 1521 stilo plumbinensi, rogati manu ser Simonis Iuliani de dicto loco, vel alia quacumque de causa etc. Et de exactis predictis finiendum etc. Et propterea ad agendum etc. Item ad intrandum in tenutam etc. Item ad petendum bona in solutam etc. Item ad accusandum etc. Item ad faciendum capi, staggiri, sequestrari, et captos, staggitos et sequestratos lustrandum etc. Item ad substituendum etc. Et generaliter etc. Dans etc., promictens etc., relevans etc., sub ypotheca etc. Rogans etc.1

 


1 Transcribed from Waldman and Franklin, 1999, 112, Documentary Appendix, Doc. 2.

In their discussion of this document, Waldman and Franklin (105-107) point out that it is the first documentary evidence of Rosso’s presence in Piombino by its reference to the artist’s contract with the confraternity of the Corpus Christi on “XI Ianuarii 1521 stilo plumbinensi.” That contract would have been a copy of the original contract used in the evaluation of the completed Christo morto painted for the confraternity’s chapel in the church of Santi Lorenzo e Antimo.