Ferdinand van den Eynde, 1st Marquess of Castelnuovo

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Ferdinand van den Eynde
Marquess of Castelnuovo
Arms of Van den Eynde.jpg
Arms of Van den Eynde[1]
BornMid-17th century
Naples
Died1674
Naples
Noble familyVan den Eynde[2][3][4]
Spouse(s)Olimpia Piccolomini
IssueGiovanna van den Eynde-Colonna
Elisabeth van den Eynde-Carafa
Catherine van den Eynde
FatherJan van den Eynde

Ferdinand van den Eynde, 1st Marquess of Castelnuovo (mid-17th century – 1674) was an Italian nobleman and magnate of Flemish descent. He was the son of Jan van den Eynde, and the father of Elisabeth van den Eynde, Princess of Belvedere and Baroness of Gallicchio and Missanello[5][3][2] and Jane (Giovanna) van den Eynde, Princess of Galatro and Sonnino.[6][2][3] He should not be confused with his namesake and uncle Ferdinand van den Eynde.[7][2]

Family[edit]

Van den Eynde was probably born in Naples in the mid-17th century. He was the son of Jan van den Eynde, an extremely wealthy Flemish merchant who had become one of the richest men in Naples through trading and banking.[3][2] Jan van den Eynde was also one of the most prominent figures in 17th-century Naples, as well as the owner of the largest art collection in the Napoletano.[8] Jan was brother to Ferdinand van den Eynde, who was buried in 1630 in the church of Santa Maria dell'Anima in Rome.[9][7][10]

Life[edit]

The Van den Eynde were related to notable Netherlandish artists such as Brueghel, Jode, and Lucas and Cornelis de Wael.[11][12] Lucas and Cornelis de Wael were nephews of his uncle Ferdinand.[13][10] In 1653, his father Jan acquired the Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano,[14][15][16][17][18] as well as a hereditary title for his son Ferdinand.[2][3]

Marquess Ferdinand restructured Palazzo Zevallos, and, between 1671 and 1674, he built the monumental Villa Carafa of Belvedere in Vomero, which today is the most historical villa in Vomero and one of the best known villas of Naples.[19][20]

When Gaspar Roomer, who had been both his and his father's friend and business partner,[2][21][22] died in 1674, he bequeathed to Van den Eynde his own collection of paintings, composed of 70[23] or 90[24] items which included pieces by Peter Paul Rubens and Luca Giordano, further enlarging Van den Eynde's collection.[23] However, Van den Eynde died of consumption the same year,[24] and his huge collection passed to his daughters, Elisabeth and Jane (Giovanna).[2] Giordano was a friend of Van den Eynde, and he drew up the inventory for Van den Eynde's inheritance himself[25](at that time, Giordano counted ten paintings executed by himself in Van den Eynde's collection[25]). Van den Eynde's daughters, Giovanna and Elisabeth, married the heirs of two of the most powerful Italian families, the Colonna and the Carafa. Giovanna married Giuliano Colonna, 1st Prince of Sonnino and Galatro,[2][6][3] while Elisabeth married Carlo Carafa, 3rd Principe of Belvedere, 6th Marquess of Anzi and Lord of Trivigno.[5][2][3]

Marriage and progeny[edit]

Van den Eynde married Olimpia Piccolomini, nephew of Cardinal Celio,[2][26] by whom he had the following progeny:

References[edit]

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  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Maria Grazia Lanzano. "6. Dai Coppola ai Lentini". Dizionario Dialettale di Gallicchio. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  4. ^ Marchesi, Giorgio Viviano (1775). La galeria dell'onore. Florence, Italy: National Central Library of Florence. pp. 465, 673.
  5. ^ a b c "CARAFA DELLA STADERA Principi di Belvedere e Duchi di Maierà". Comitato Scientifico Editoriale del Libro d'Oro della Nobiltà Mediterranea. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "COLONNA DI STIGLIANO". Comitato Scientifico Editoriale del Libro d'Oro della Nobiltà Mediterranea. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  7. ^ a b Lingo, Estelle Cecile (2007). François Duquesnoy and the Greek Ideal. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press. p. 74-78; 198.
  8. ^ Cristina Trimarchi. "Rubens, Van Dyck e Ribera: Tre grandi artisti in un'unica prestigiosa esposizione a Napoli". Classicult. Retrieved 23 August 2020.
  9. ^ "Epitaph of Ferdinand van den Eynde". Web Gallery of Art. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  10. ^ a b "Ferdinand van den Eynde". RKD. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  11. ^ "Rubens, Van Dyck, Ribera: 36 capolari in mostra a Palazzo Zevallos". Il Mattino. 5 December 2018. Stretti rapporti di parentela legavano la famiglia Vandeneynden a quelle di diversi artisti fiamminghi (i Brueghel, i de Wael, i de Jode)
  12. ^ "Mediterranean Masterpieces - This Collection Tells the Story of Naples Through Its Art". Vice Media. Retrieved 22 August 2020.
  13. ^ De Waal, A. (1935). Geschichte des Geschlechtes De Waal. Görlitz. p. 146.
  14. ^ "GALLERIE D'ARTE PALAZZO ZEVALLOS STIGLIANO". Napoli Convention Bureau. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  15. ^ De Rose, Aurelio (2001). I palazzi di Napoli. Newton & Compton. ISBN 88-541-0122-2.
  16. ^ Intesa San Paolo AA.VV. (2008). Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano. Intesa Sanpaolo.
  17. ^ Arte'm AA.VV. (2014). Gallerie di Palazzo Zevallos Stigliano. Intesa Sanpaolo. ISBN 978-88-569-0432-1.
  18. ^ Mazzoleni, Donatella (2007). I palazzi di Napoli. Arsenale Editrice. ISBN 978-88-7743-269-8.
  19. ^ Attanasio, Sergio (1985). La Villa Carafa di Belvedere al Vomero. Napoli SEN. pp. 1–110.
  20. ^ La Gala, Antonio (2004). Vomero. Storia e storie. Guida. pp. 5–150.
  21. ^ G.Porzio, G.J. van der Sman (2018). 'La quadreria Vandeneynden' 'La collezione di un principe'. A. Denunzio. pp. 51–76.
  22. ^ Stoesser, Alison (2018). Tra Rubens e van Dyck: i legami delle famiglie de Wael, Vandeneynden e Roomer. pp. 41–49.
  23. ^ a b Berision, A. (1970). Napoli nobilissima. Charlottesville, Virginia: University of Virginia. pp. 161–164.
  24. ^ a b Bissell, Roger Ward (1970). Artemisia Gentileschi and the Authority of Art. University Park, Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania State University Press. pp. 196–197.
  25. ^ a b De Dominici, Bernardo; Sricchia Santoro, Fiorella; Zezza, Andrea. Vite de' pittori- Dominici. Paparo Edizioni. p. 772.
  26. ^ Aldimari, Biagio (1691). Historia genealogica della famiglia Carafa pt 2. Stamperia di Giacomo Raillard. p. 314.
Italian nobility
New creation Marquess of Castelnuovo
1660–1674
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