85
85
* Ferdinando Galli Bibiena
Bologna 1657 - 1743
ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY OF A PALACE COURTYARD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 USD
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85
* Ferdinando Galli Bibiena
Bologna 1657 - 1743
ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY OF A PALACE COURTYARD
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 11,400 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Old Master Drawings

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* Ferdinando Galli Bibiena
Bologna 1657 - 1743
BOLOGNA 1657 - 1743
ARCHITECTURAL FANTASY OF A PALACE COURTYARD
pen and brown ink and grey wash, a strip added across the top
199 by 243mm; 7 13/16 by 9 9/16 in
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Provenance

Edward and Mary Brandegee (according to Steiner catalogue);
acquired by John and Alice Steiner in 1974

Exhibited

Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Old Master Drawings from the Collection of John and Alice Steiner, 1986, pp. 30-31, cat. no. 7, reproduced.

Catalogue Note

The Galli-Bibiena family were prolific and successful artists, active throughout Europe for several generations.  They are known for their stage designs and architectural fantasies, and as they developed a family style it is often extremely difficult to distinguish between their hands.  The author of the entry in the Steiner exhibition catalogue felt the perspective angle and the more plausible architecture of this fantasy indicate it is by Ferdinando rather than by his son Antonio, to whom it had previously been attributed.

Old Master Drawings

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