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Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

Josephine von Henneberg

fine arts department

Josephine von Henneberg


Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Rome

Devlin Hall 433

Fields of Interest

Josephine von Henneberg is a specialist in Italian and Baroque art, with a particular focus on architectural history. She is presently working on architectural projects in Tuscany carried out under Ferdinando I de’ Medici. She has received grants from the Samuel Kress Foundation, the American Philosophical Society and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Josephine von Henneberg Lecture in Italian Art is given annually through an Endowed Lecture Fund.

Published Books

  • Architectural Drawings of the Late Italian Renaissance: The Collection of Pier Leone Ghezzi in the Vatican Library (Cod. Ottob. Lat 3110), Citta del Vaticano: Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, 1996.
  • L'Oratorio dell'Arciconfraternita del Santissimo Crocifisso in Rome, Rome:
    Bulzoni, 1974.

Published Articles

  • “Cardinal Caesar Baronius, The Arts, and Early Christian Martyrs”, in Saints and Sinners: Caravaggio and the Baroque Image, Franco Mormando, editor; McMullen Museum of Art, 1999, pp. 136-150.
  • “Saint Francesca Romana and Guardian Angels in Baroque Art”, Religion and the Arts,
    1998, 2-4, pp. 467-487.
  • “Elsheimer and Rubens: A Link in the Early 17th century Rome,” Storia dell’arte, 95, 1999, pp. 35-44.
  • “Of Altars and Drawings: Vasari ‘s Project for S. Stefano dei Cavalieri in Pisa," Master Drawings, vol. 30, 2, 1992, pp. 201-209.
  • “Vicino Orsini's Sacro Bosco and the Literature of his Time,” AQUILA, Chestnut Hill Studies in Modern Languages and Literature, 1979, pp. 219-228.
  • "I restauri del Duomo di Pisa fra Cinque e Seicento: nuove testimonianze," Bollettino d'Arte, N. 76, Novembre-Dicembre 1992 (sic), pp. 31-52.
  • "The Church of Santa Stephano dei Cavalieri in Pisa: New Drawings," Antichita Viva, 1991, 38 pages plus 25 illustrations.
  • "Two Renaissance Cassoni for Cosimo I de' Medici in the Victoria and Albert Museum," Mitteilungen des Kunsthistorischen Institutes in Florenz, I, 1991, 24 pages plus 17 illustrations.
  • "I disegni di architettura del Codice Ottoboniano Latino 3110 di Pier Leone Ghezzi," Miscellanea Bibliothecae Apostolicae Vaticanae, vol. IV, 1990, 16 pages.
  • "Poussin's Penance for Chantelou: The Answer to a Still Open Question," Gazette des Beaux Arts, February 1990, pp. 71-76.
  • "Annibale Lippi, Santa Chiara a Monte Cavallo, and the Villa Medici in Rome," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVIII, 3, September 1989, pp. 248-257.
  • "The Church of Santa Chiara a Monte Cavallo in Rome: Its Attribution and History," The Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLVIII, 3, September 1989,
    pp. 248-257.
  • "Poussin's Penance: A New Reading," Storia dell'Arte, 1987, n. 61, pp. 229-242.
  • "Emilio dei Cavalieri, Giacomo della Porta and G.B. Montano," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XXXVI, 4, 1977, pp. 252-255.
  • "Giacomo della Porta's Model for the Cappella dei Principi," Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, XLII, 3 1983, pp. 290-292.
  • "Della Porta, Giacomo," entry in the MacMillan Encyclopedia of Architects, Adolph Placzek editor, New York and London, 1982, vol. 3, pp. 456-458.
  • "Bomarzo: Nuovi dati e un'interpretazione," Storia dell'Arte, 13, 1972, pp. 43-53.
  • "An Early Work by Giacomo della Porta: The Oratorio del Santissimo Crocifisso di San Marcello in Rome," The Art Bulletin, XLIX, 2, 1970, pp. 157-171.
  • "An Unknown Portrait of St. Ignatius of Loyola by Jacopino del Conte," The Art Bulletin, XLIX, 2, 1967, pp. 140-142.
  • "Bomarzo: The Extravagant Garden of Pier Francesco Orsini," Italian Quarterly, XI, no. 42, 1967, pp. 3-19.
  • "Teamwork vs. Individualism," Art Voices, IV, 1, 1966, pp. 32-37.
  • "Un Aiuto del Vasari a San Marcello al Corso," Palatino, X, no. 1, 1966, pp. 33-36.
  • "Collezioni d'Arte e Musei megli Stati Uniti," Arte, VII, 26, October 1965, pp. 32-41.
  • John A. Tedeschi and J. von Henneberg, "Contra Petrum Antonium a Cervia Relapsum et Bononiae Concrematum," Italian Reformation Studies in Honor of Laelius Socinus, J.A. Tedeschi ed., Firenze, 1965, pp. 245-268.
  • "Faustus Socinus' Comment on Aristotle's Rhetoric," ibidem, pp. 271-273.
  • "The Mutual Influence Between Art and Society," Main Currents in Modern Thought, vol. 22, 1, September 1965, pp. 17-19.
  • "Un Aiuto del Vasari e la Cappella Parisani nella chiesa romana di San Marcello," Commentari, XVI, 1965, III-IV, pp. 258-263.