Scenografie e prospettive di Paolo Landriani negli album Vallardi del Gabinetto dei Disegni del Castello Sforzesco di Milano. Precisazioni e aggiunte digital
Paolo Landriani (1757-1839), scenographer and architect, active in Lombardy between the 18th and 19th centuries, mainly worked for Brera Academy and Teatro alla Scala in Milan. Therefore, his being a scenographer is well documented in about one hundred and twenty drawings collected by the publisher Giuseppe Vallardi in 1840, drawings brought together in four albums kept at the Gabinetto dei Disegni of the Castello Sforzesco in Milan...
Per un’inedita guida milanese del 1739 conservata all'Ambrosiana (M 65 suss.) digital
The handwritten guidebook, 1739 Raccolta delle pitture de’ celebri maestri antiche, e d’autori moderni preserved at the biblioteca Ambrosiana (M 65 suss.), has been known so far in an 19th century transcription kept at the biblioteca Capitolare in Milan, probably commissioned by Aristide Sala. During the 19th century the volume was first owned by Michele Caffi and then by Luca beltrami who donated it to the Ambrosiana in 1906...
Un’aggiunta comasca al catalogo di Giovanni Ambrogio Besozzi digital
Several ecclesiastical bodies were abolished under the reign of Maria Theresa and Napoleon: such dissolutions caused the dispersion of plenty of art works. In Como the Dominican church of San Giovanni Pedemonte is a major example: it was unhallowed in 1810 and destroyed in 1814. The altarpiece analysed in this essay, with the Martyrdom of St Peter Martyr, comes from there; it was restored in 2017 and it is now on show at the Pinacoteca Civica in Como...
Per un primo catalogo dei disegni di Giovanni Ambrogio Besozzi digital
The main aim of this essay is the publication of the first catalogue raisonné of Ambrogio Besozzi’s drawings by following a rigorous method of classification which, in addition, implies where possible the reconsideration of their certain attribution to our Artist. The search starts with a letter sent by Father Sebastiano Resta to Lanzani; such a letter is written on the verso of a red chalk sketch showing The Cast in Bronze Serpent preserved at the Ambrosiana Library and wrongly attributed to Besozzi...
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