A study of the altarpieces of St. Peter's considered collectively for the first time.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Early History of the Altars in St Peter's: 1. The congregation and the Chapter; 2. From Old to New St. Peter's; 3. Gregory XV and the St. Petronilla Altarpiece; Part II. The Altars under Urban VIII: 4. Towards a comprehensive project for the altars and altarpieces; 5. The dedications of the altars; 6. The project realised; 7. The Sopraporti; Part III. The Commissions: 8. Patronage during the Barberini Pontificate; 9. Artists at work; Epilogue; Catalogue; Documentary appendix; Appendices; Abbreviations; Archival and manuscript sources cited; Bibliography; List of illustrations.
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