Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais – Illustrious Tuscans invite Elisa Baciocchi to the Government of the Duchy

Jean-Baptiste Frédéric Desmarais Paris 1756 –  Carrara 1813 Illustrious Tuscans invite Elisa Baciocchi to the Government of the Duchy • 1809 oil on panel, 50 x 56.5 cm Fragment of inscribed label on the back: “[…] Bartolomeo di S. Marco/Michell’A[…]/Leonardo da Vinci/9 Galileo/ 10 Machiavelli/ 11 Le Grazie/12 Il Senatorio […]/Trono/13 Le D[…] di Corte…

François-Marius Granet – Colosseum Interior

François-Marius Granet Aix-en-Provence 1775 – 1849 Interno del Colosseo • 1802 ca. oil on canvas, 99 x 75 cm For so long, artists have celebrated the majestic beauty of the Colosseum, the Roman amphitheatre built in the time of Emperor Titus (79-81). For so long, painted views have reflected the fascination for that grandiose elliptical…

Armando Spadini – Self-portrait in armour

Armando Spadini Poggio a Cajano (Florence) 1883 – Rome 1925 Self-portrait in armour • 1902 Oil on cardboard applied on canvas, 66 × 57 cm Backside, ancient label referring to the monograph by  Adolfo Venturi and Emilio Cecchi of 1927; label of exhibition Armando Spadini, Rome, Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, 1983-1984 and of Bruno Tartaglia, lender…

Emilio Praga – The drawned

Emilio Praga Gorla 1839-Milan 1875 The Drawned • 1870 ca. Oil on panel, 12.3 x 16,4 cm Signed in brush lower left: “Praga” Backside inscribed in brush: “Ocra, biacca, grigio e nero / Si son messi in comunela / Sovra un briciolo di tela / Come i corvi in cimitero / L’ocra à messo ai…

Francesco Olivucci – Selfportrait

Francesco Olivucci Forlì 1899 – 1985 Selfportrait • 1938 ca. Pastel and smudge on paper, 590 x 495 mm Bibliography: Disegni e cartoni di Francesco Olivucci. Dall’idea al progetto monumentale, exhibition catalogue edited by E. M. Costantini, Galleria Carlo Virgilio & C., Rome 2023, cat. 10