Throughout the 18th century, young aristocrats embarked on the Grand Tour, visiting Italian cities including Venice, Naples and Rome as the culmination of their academic studies. Many of the great artistic talents of the time including Vanvitelli, Bellotto, the Van Lint family, Hackert and Caffi directly benefited from the patronage of these Grand Tourists. Highlights by these artists and many others will be on view in the Sotheby’s London galleries 5-9 December ahead of the January 2016 New York exhibition and sale. This is the first of a three-part sale series with sales to be held in London and Milan in the spring of 2016.
The Road to Rome: A Distinguished Italian Private Collection, Part I
28 January | New York