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MIGLIORI FRANCESCO (1684 - 1734) Dido Preparing the Enclosure of Carthage. Oil on canvas "The painting depicts a subject rarely treated in the Venetian painting of the eighteenth century: Dido, sitting surrounded by her ladies and maids, watches as the cowhide granted by King Iarba as the equivalent of land on which to found Carthage is torn into strips. The format of this painting, a highly elongated horizontal rectangle, is also found in the paintings preserved in the churches of San Marcuola and San Moise (Adoration of the Golden Calf), which have strong stylistic similarities to the work presented here.Francesco Milgiori, a Venetian, debuted with an apprenticeship at the workshop of Francesco Molinare, then developed a taste in Veronese neoclassicism at the end of the seventeenth century, acquiring the chromaticism of the founder Sebastiano Ricci. A series of paintings for the gallery of the elector of Saxony Frederick Augustus I are dated 1712 and testify the interest paid to Migliori outside the Venetian context. Since the end of the second decade of the eighteenth century, he received frequent commissions from Venetian churches and institutions that testify to his artistic maturity and his establishment in the context of the best Venetian artists. The painting is accompanied by a profile by Lucio Grossato. " 96,50 x 36,50 cm

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MIGLIORI FRANCESCO (1684 - 1734) Dido Preparing the

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Via Carlo Cattaneo 55
P.zza Tebaldo Brusato 35
Brescia (BS) , 25100
Italy
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