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Firenze , Italy
DoneThu, Dec 12, 2013 2:00 PM GMT

Prints and Drawings 16th-20th Century

The auction collects 480 lots divided into 4 sections:Prints & Drawings of the XVI-XVIII century; Giovanni Battista Piranesi; Prints & Drawings of the XIX-XX century; Costume, Fashion, Theatre.
The Antique section includes about 150 drawings and prints of important old masters. Especially noteworthy section of the 16th century with drawings of Francesco Morandini, Alessandro Allori, Girolamo Macchietti, Bernardo Buontalenti ( signed and dated 1593) and a head in red pencil of the narrow circle of Michelangelo Buonarroti. And then studies of Domenico Passignano, Annibale Carracci, Alessandro Tiarini, Jan Brueghel II, Stefano della Bella, Roymen de Hooge, Juan de Valdes, Donato Creti, Antonio Bresciani, etc…
Among the prints, we highlight some rare works by Martino Rota, Marcantonio Raimondi, Cherubino Alberti, Cornelis Cort, Hendrick Goltzius, Annibale Carracci, Benedetto Castiglione, Gaspare Osello, Jacques Callot, Stefano della Bella, etc..
We highlight the rich selection of works by Giovanni Battista Piranesi, including thirty loose prints of “Antiquities of Rome”, a wonderful copy of “Colonne Romane” (1772) and a magnificent roman edition of “Carceri” (ed. 1761).
The section dedicated to modern graphics of 800’s and 900’s comprises approximately 300 lots with prints and drawings by Italian and foreign artists such as Luigi Bartolini, Felice Casorati, Massimo Campigli, Giacomo Manzu, Giuseppe Viviani, Giovanni Fattori, Vincenzo Gemito, Carlo Chiostri, Pietro D'Achiardi, Francesco Nonni, Lorenzo Viani, Melchiorre Delfico, Bartolomeo Pinelli, Pelagio Palagi, Max Klinger, Käthe Kollwitz, Anto Carte, Mariano Fortuny, Michel Fingesten, Sigmund Lipinsky, Franz von Stuck, Manuel Robbe, etc...
The catalog ends with a special section dedicated to Costume, Fashion, Theater containing sketches and theatrical sketches of Erté, Brunelleschi, Lorenzi, De Matteis, Garretto, Onorato, Anni, etc…