Gaetano Monti of Milan – Arabian Horse

Gaetano Monti of Milan Milano 1751– 1827 Arabian Horse • 19th century Plaster cast from the artist’s prototype, patinated and placed on a revolving iron base, 58 × 60 × 15 cm Another specimen, belonged to Gabriele D’Annunzio, is in Gardone, Vittoriale degli Italiani, see Andrea Bacchi, Il cavallo arabo di Gaetano Monti di Milano…

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…