Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli

Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli or Giuseppe Pelli Bencivenni (1729 - 31 July 1808) was an Italian civil servant and essayist. Born and dying in Florence, he served as director of the Uffizi Gallery from 1775 to 1793. He was the last member of a Florentine patrician family.

Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli
Portret van jurist Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli, RP-P-1909-5136 (cropped).jpg
Born1729 Edit this on Wikidata
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Died31 July 1808 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 78–79)
Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany
MovementEnlightenment

LifeEdit

Orphaned early in life, he studied law at the University of Pisa but did not gain his doctorate. In 1758 he joined the Secretariat of State of the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. A supporter of the Tuscan Enlightenment, he wrote several books, essays and dissertations on art and culture. In the 1770s, he replaced the scholar Giovanni Lami as the editor of the erudite "Novelle letterarie" journal of Florence. He also wrote the 80-volume Efemeridi, a collection of diaries offering an incredible fresco of Florentine society between 1750 and 1799.[1] He died in Florence.

WorksEdit

 
Manupscript by Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zapperi, Roberto (1966). "BENCIVENNI PELLI, Giuseppe". Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 8: Bellucci–Beregan (in Italian). Rome: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana. ISBN 978-8-81200032-6. Retrieved 28 October 2021.

BibliographyEdit

  • (in French) Philippe Audegean, Le plus ancien programme de l'abolitionnisme italien: le Discorso della pena di morte de Giuseppe Pelli (1760-1761), in La peine de mort, edited by Luigi Delia and Fabrice Hoarau, CORPUS, revue de philosophie, 62 (2012), pp. 135–156.
  • (in Italian) Silvia Capecchi, Scrittura e coscienza autobiografica nel diario di Giuseppe Pelli, Roma: Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2006.
  • (in Italian) Miriam Fileti Mazza, Bruna M. Tomasello, Galleria degli Uffizi 1775-1792. Un laboratorio culturale per Giuseppe Pelli Bencivenni, Modena: Franco Cosimo Editore, 2003.
  • (in Italian) Miriam Fileti Mazza, Bruna M. Tomasello, Catalogo delle pitture della Regia Galleria compilato da Giuseppe Bencivenni già Pelli. Gli Uffizi alla fine del Settecento, 2004.
  • (in Italian) Roberto Zapperi, Giuseppe Bencivenni Pelli, in Dizionario biografico degli italiani, vol. VIII; Roma: Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana, 1966, pp. 219–222.

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