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    Sale 5979

    Old Master, 19th Century and British Drawings and Watercolours

    9 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 575

    Vincenzo Mazzi (active Bologna 1748-1790)

    The interior of a palace with an elaborate staircase

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Vincenzo Mazzi (active Bologna 1748-1790)
    The interior of a palace with an elaborate staircase
    signed, inscribed and dated 'Vincenzo Mazzi Invento e Disegno L'anno 1778'
    black chalk, pen and brown ink, grey-blue wash, pen and brown ink framing lines
    8 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. (22.6 x 29 cm.)


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    A pupil of Ferdinando and Francesco Galli Bibiena and a member of the Accademia Clementina, Mazzi was mostly active in Bologna. Apart from some religious paintings and designs for architecture and prints, he mainly produced stage set designs. In 1776 he published his Caprici di scene teatrale, a set of twelve plates.

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    Provenance

    A. Laube, 1964.
    L. Houthakker, his mark (not in Lugt).


    Literature

    P. Fuhring, Design into Art: drawings for architecture and ornament, the Lodewijk Houthakker Collection, London, 1989, II, p. 614, no.
    907.