75
75
* Giocondo Albertolli
Bedano 1742 - 1839 Milan
AN ORNAMENTAL DESIGN WITH AN EAGLE AND A SNAKE WITHIN A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
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75
* Giocondo Albertolli
Bedano 1742 - 1839 Milan
AN ORNAMENTAL DESIGN WITH AN EAGLE AND A SNAKE WITHIN A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 12,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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* Giocondo Albertolli
Bedano 1742 - 1839 Milan
BEDANO 1742 - 1839 MILAN
AN ORNAMENTAL DESIGN WITH AN EAGLE AND A SNAKE WITHIN A CROWN OF LAUREL LEAVES

signed in pencil: Giocondo Albertolli


pen and gray ink and wash


288 by 376mm; 11 5/ 16 by 14 13/16 in
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Catalogue Note

In this ornamental design, the eagle and the serpent represent an allegory of Good Government. It is related to plate XI in Albertolli's publication of 1796, Miscellanea per i gioveni studiosi di disegno, a manual which he prepared for the students of the Scuola di Ornato of Brera (see E. Colle, Giocondo Albertolli: I repertori d' ornato, Milan 2002, p. 39, no.35).  In 1775 Albertolli, who came from a family of artist decorators, moved to Milan to became a professor of ornament and design at the Accademia of Brera. 

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