pfbnantes
11 years ago
Apparently "il secretario " antonio merli was a specialist of ceramics Le ceramiche La raccolta di ceramiche venne formandosi nel corso dell’Ottocento in seguito a donazioni e lasciti di collezionisti genovesi; il più rilevante fu quello di Antonio Merli, imprenditore colto e impegnato, a lungo segretario dell’istituto, che nel 1874 legò all’Accademia molti pezzi della sua raccolta. Nel 1885 la collezione si arricchì di un piccolo nucleo di ceramiche di ispirazione neo-medioevale prodotte dalla manifattura Issel – Farina nella “bottega del vasaio” aperta durante l’Esposizione Generale Italiana del 1884 presso il Borgo Medievale del Parco del Valentino, costruito per l’occasione a Torino. Si tratta di boccali, piatti e scodelle in ceramica invetriata e graffita, eseguiti sulla base degli studi e disegni di Alfredo D’Andrade, artista e archeologo attento al recupero del medioevo. also some informations on santo varni´s collection it´s in french http://www.marquesdecollections.fr/detail.cfm/marque/11039/total/1 pfb
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11 years ago
I have known the lawyer Umberto Osio. It was friend of my father, but more elderly than my father. It was nephew of the writer Casare Cantù. The child of Umberto osio spoke to me of this collection of ancient sketches. Umberto Osio had started to collect after The I World War: the sketches of ancient Authors cost so little and the antiquarian market consider them not very interesting... The collection Osio is today in Rome to the Calcografia (Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica). It contains above all sketches of anciant Artists of Lombardia.

In the ancient collections of sketches they were frequent the "album", composed of great piece of paper, on which the sketches and the engravings were glued, according to the taste of the collector. A great piece of paper, whith many glued sketches, you could put on frame.

The "cartella" instead it is wrap, to contain disconnected sketches.

Then "album" and "cartella" it is the container.

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11 years ago
"Quadro" is a sketch (or a painting) put on frame.

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pfbnantes
11 years ago
hello bonjour Fausta the world of drawings/engravings collectors is fascinating ....they sometimes collect thousand of pieces ( 4.000 for Santi !) they exchange with other collectors buy and sell always attracted by the new piece and most of the time they don´t realy know what they´s got in their cardboards or portofolios ...as I have already said in another story ( Vincent ) when they have died no lawyer or auctioneer has the material possibility to check what´s the exact artistic or financial value of the succession .specially when there is a no detailed listing made by the collector ( in the most of the cases ) ..so It could be possible that a such important drawing reappers after more than a century .... pfb
Vietato
11 years ago
Not exactly true about the printed image Eytan. Your photo is 682 x 1023 pixels (not very big, a little smaller than an A4 page), and it shows with a resolution of 72 dpi. An average printer will print 600 dpi and can print all the details we are able to see on the screen. Your photo might have been resized upon upload to Photobucket, since you feared if our browsers could handle it. Regards, Vietato ____________________ [URL="http://e-store.findartinfo.com/myestore.asp?m_id=270"] e-store: Vietato´s Gallery[/URL]
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pfbnantes
11 years ago
thanks eytan for keeping us informed of your interessant discovery ...so the mystery is solved and you can take back yr drawing from the safe [:)] rgds pfb
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