MONTBLANC SCIPIONE BORGHESE ARTISAN PATRON OF ART LIMITED EDITION 89 M SEALED

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MONTBLANC

Artisan Patron of Art Limited Edition


Homage to Scipione Borghese LE 89

a.k.a.

Wunderkammer Edition

Year 2017

Ref : 115995

Here things are provided more for the visitor than  for the owner

(excerpt from the inscription at the entrance of Villa Borghese)

Created in the Montblanc Artisan Atelier from the finest materials and shaped by highly skilled master craftsmen with the utmost care and absolute dedication, the Patron of Art Limited Edition Homage to Scipione Borghese LE 89 embodies the same passionate spirit for fine art as its namesake. From the skeletonised Au750 gold gold barrel inlaid with exotic items, to the AU 750 nib engraved with details of the Borghese Vase, every detail is a masterful tribute to this great patron of art.

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Scipione Borghese

The Montblanc Patron of Art 2017 is dedicated to Scipione Borghese (1577-1633). Scipione Borghese is considered one of the greatest and most influential patrons of Baroque art in Rome, Italy. His rapid rise in the Catholic Church brought with it great financial rewards, which allowed him to invest in art on an impressive scale. Scipione Caffarelli was 28 years old in 1605 when  his life was changed by a stroke of good fortune. His uncle, Camillo Borghese, elected Pope Paul V in 1605, made him a cardinal  allowing him to adopt the aristocratic Borghese name.

Scipione was empowered with the finances of both the Papacy and the Borghese Family, thus becoming one of the wealthiest men of his time. His enormous fortune was channelled into art. As patron to many artist, such has Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the painter Caravaggio, he paved their way to world fame. Their works formed the initial collection of the...