16 April 1997
Bartolomeo Brambilla (c. 1731-1775)
Design for Theatre Boxes
signed 'Brambilla . fecit' and inscribed 'Pl.2e Vue de la Salle du côté de l'Entrée', '2 Galerie et Buff Derriere', '1 Portique et Buffets sur le Derriere' and 'N[ota].B[ene]. Les reliefs étaient en Argent'
black chalk, pen and brown ink, watercolour, watermark fragmentary fleur-de-lys
216 x 296 mm.
Royal Library, Turin (L. 2724).
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Brambilla is documented between 1750 and 1769 as working for the court of Turin. With his wife Cristina Gilli he painted landscapes, ruins, flowers and fruits for overdoors in the state apartments of the Royal palace in Turin.
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