Professor, Art History
Professor by Courtesy in History
A specialist in Italian Renaissance and Baroque art and architecture with a focus on Rome, Stephanie Leone studies the topics of patronage, the papal court, secular architecture, architectural production, the building industry, art collecting, and material culture. Her publications include a monograph on the Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona, an edited volume on the art patronage of the Pamphilj family, and articles and chapters on the art and architecture of palaces, the Pamphilj art collections, and other subjects. Along with traditional art historical methods, Professor Leone employs digital technology in her research and teaching. She is using historical network analysis in her monographic study of Pope Innocent X’s patronage and the architectural production of his building sites in mid-seventeenth-century Rome, which will result in the book, Innocent X Pamphilj (1644-1655): Building Baroque Rome.
Professor Leone teaches the introduction to art history and upper-level courses on the Early Renaissance, High Renaissance, and Baroque periods in Italy (ca. 1300-1750). In the Core Curriculum, she teaches an Enduring Questions course on Venetian art, architecture and the environment, which is paired with an Earth and Environmental Sciences course on coastal geology and development. In undergraduate seminars, she explores topics related to her research, such as Italian palaces and the history of collections and museums. Using digital technology in course projects, her students become collaborators in the iterative process of research and knowledge.
Innocent X Pamphilj: Building Baroque Rome, in progress.
Editor, The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome. Chestnut Hill, MA: McMullen Museum of Art; Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2011.
The Palazzo Pamphilj in Piazza Navona: Constructing Identity in Early Modern Rome. London: Harvey Miller—Brepols, 2008.
Co-edited with Lisa Fentress, Caroline Goodson, Margaret Laird, Walls and Memory: the Abbey of San Sebastiano at Alatri (Lazio), from Late Roman Monastery to Renaissance Villa and Beyond. Turnhout: Brepols, 2005.
Articles and Book Chapters
“Innocent X Pamphilj’s Architectural Network in Rome,” co-author with Paul Vierthaler, Renaissance Quarterly 73.3 (2020) (scheduled publication date).
“The Arm Relic as Index of the Body: The Chapel of Francis Xavier, Il Gesù,” co-author with Alison C. Fleming, in Chapels in Roman Churches in the Cinquecento and Seicento: Form, Meaning, and Function, eds. Patrizia Tosini, Steven F. Ostrow, Chiara Franceschini. Milan: Officina Libraria, 2019 (in press).
“Palace Architecture and Decoration in Early Modern Rome,” in A Companion to Early Modern Rome, 1492–1692, ed. by Simon Ditchfield, Pamela M. Jones, Barbara Wisch. Leiden: Brill Publishers, 2019, 342-366.
“A ‘Raphael’ in Nineteenth-Century Boston: The Biography of the McMullen Museum of Art’s Madonna and Child with John the Baptist,” Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide, 17.2 (2018), http://www.19thc-artworldwide.org
“Luca Berrettini (1609–1680): The Scalpellino-Merchant in Pietro da Cortona’s Architectural Production and Baroque Rome,” Römisches Jahrbuch der Bibliotheca Hertziana 41 (2013/14) : 437–72
“The Building of Palazzo Pamphilj,” in Ricardo Neiva Tavares, Stephanie C. Leone, Susan Russell, Elisa Byington, Palazzo Pamphilj. Embassy of Brazil, photographs by Massimo Listri. Turin: Umberto Allemandi, 2016, 15–61; translated into Italian and Portuguese.
“Luca Signorelli’s Veturia Persuading Coriolanus to Spare Rome and Viewers in the Palazzo Petrucci, Siena,” in Receptions of Antiquity, Constructions of Gender in European Art, 1300–1600, eds. Marice Rose and Alison C. Poe. Leiden: Brill, 2015, 131–168.
“L’intervento dei Pamphilj nello sviluppo urbanistico di piazza Navona,” in Piazza Navona, ou Place Navone, la plus belle & la plus grande: Du stade de Domitien à la place moderne: histoire d’une évolutione urbaine, ed. Jean-François Bernard. Rome: L’École française de Rome, 2014, 385-397.
"Prince Giovanni Battista Pamphilj (1648–1709) and the Display of Art in the Palazzo al Collegio Romano, Rome," Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, 58 (2013) 181-214.
“Cardinal Benedetto Pamphilj's Art Collection: Still-life Painting and the Cost of Collecting,” in The Pamphilj and the Arts: Patronage and Consumption in Baroque Rome.