24 January 2001,
Price realised USD 15,275
USD 15,000 - USD 20,000
Paolo Posi (1708-1776)
A design for an apparatus possibly for the Festa della Chinea of 1766
signed and dated 'Paolo Posi Invenit 1766' (1)
black chalk, pen and brown ink, brown and grey wash,, watermark PX, small tears made up (1)
17½ x 237/8 in. (443 x 605 mm.)
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A study for temporary decoration of the façade of the Palazzo Colonna, Piazza degli Santi Apostoli, Rome. See the catalogue note for lot 77.
M. Gori Sassoli, Della Chinea e di altre 'Macchine di gioia, Apparati architettonici per fuochi d'artificio a Roma nel Settecento, exhib. cat., Rome, Villa Farnesina, 1994, p. 47, note 113.
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