Agostino Aglio (Cremona 1777-1857)
Agostino Aglio (Cremona 1777-1857)

A group of stone pines near Tivoli, seen from Villa Adriana

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Agostino Aglio (Cremona 1777-1857)
A group of stone pines near Tivoli, seen from Villa Adriana
signed and dated 'A. Aglio. F. 1805.' (recto) and with inscription 'Veduta dissegnate dalla Villa Adriana/ a Tivoli vergo la diana di Roma./ da A. Aglio.' (label on the frame)
traces of black chalk, bodycolour
18 1/8 x 23 7/8 in. (46.4 x 60.7 cm.)

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Lot Essay

Aglio made this drawing in 1805, the year he left Italy for London. A drawing by Aglio of the Falls at Tivoli, also executed in bodycolour and dated 1804, is in The British Museum, London (inv. 1963,0420.6; E. Croft-Murray, Decorative Painting in England: 1537-1837, Feltham, 1970, II, p. 159).
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