Giuseppe Barberi – Triumph site with ruined arches

  Giuseppe Barberi (Rome 1746-1809) Triumph site with ruined arches 1780-1790 circa Traces of pencil, pen and gray and brown ink watercolor on white paper, framed on blue paper, 237 x 400 mm Entitled in pen, lower left: “Sito di trionfo con archi rovinati”; numbered top right: “20”   Prolific draftsman, Barberi has been defined…

Giuseppe Barberi – Sepulchre of Ptolemy

  Giuseppe Barberi (Rome 1746-1809) Sepulchre of Ptolemy 1780-1790 circa Traces of pencil, pen and gray and brown ink watercolor on white paper, framed on blue paper, 280 x 403 mm Entitled in pen, lower left: “Sepolcro di Tolomeo”; numbered top right: “22”   Triumph site with ruined arches 1780-1790 circa Traces of pencil, pen…

David: presentation

Giovanni David – Birth of the Virgin

Giovanni David (Cabella 1743 – Genoa 1790) Birth of the Virgin 1784-1785 Black ink pen, polychrome watercolors, tempera on paper, 507 x 485 mm Provenance: Rome, private collection Executed in pandant with Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, it is presumably the presentation drawing for the commission of the Birth of the Vergin for…

Pelagio Palagi – Album with 32 Views of Rome and its Surroundings

          Pelagio Palagi (Bologna 1775-Turin 1860)  Album of 32 views of Rome and surroundings, taken from life with ideal reconstructions of ancient buildings  circa 1806  Album of 30 sheets, of which 29 drawn in pen and brown ink with traces of pencil, two also drawn on the back and one in pencil, 238 × 377 mm each  Provenance: England, private collection    The genre of drawing from life of Roman vedute boasts a centuries-long tradition among the artists of diverse…