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Collezione Dei Disegni Di Nuove Fabbriche E Ornati Fatta Nella Regia Villa Del Poggio Imperiale Proposti E Diretti Dall'Architetto Giuseppe Cacialli Parte Prima

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/4757

Variant Title

Collection Des Dessins Des Batiments Et Ornements Nouveaux Exécutés Dans Le Chateau Du Poggio Imperial
Parte Seconda Dell'Opera Architettonica Di Giuseppe Cacialli La Quale Contiene I Disegni Dei Nuovi Ornamenti Aggiunti E Da Aggiungersi All'I. E R. Palazzo Pitti

Imprint

Firenze: Presso L'Autore E Presso Giuseppe Molini Libraio, MDCCCXXIII.

Physical Description

2 vols. in one; 477 mm.

General Note

Vol. I: [6], 7, [1] p., [21] pl. (4 dble.). Plates [4, 5, 12, 13] carry numbers, 'V', 'VI', 'XXXXVI' and 'XXXXVII' respectively. - Vol. II: 14 p., [48] pl. (12 dble.). Most pl. carry numbers in irregular order: [1] = XXXXIX; [2] = I; [3] = VII; [4, 5] = XIX, XX; [6-11] = XXVII-XXXII; [12] = XXXXII; [13-15] = XXIV-XXVI; [16-18] = XXXV, XXXIII, XXXIV; [19, 20] = XXXX, XXXXI; [21] unnumbered; [22] = XXXXIII; [23, 24] = II, III; [25, 26] = XIV, XV; [27, 28] = XXI, XXII; [29] = XXXXV; [30-32] = IX-XI; [33] = XXXXIV; [34] = XXIII; [35] = VI; [36, 37] unnumbered; [38-40] = XVI-XVIII; [41, 42] = XII, XIII; [43] = XXXVIII; [44] = XLIX; [45, 46] = XXXVI, XXXVII; [47] = VIII; [48] = LXIX.

Contents

Vol. I: [Ital. t.p., French t.p., dedic.] - [Text] - [Plates]. - Vol. II: [T.p.] - [Text] - [Plates].

Responsibility Note

Most of the plates which show Cacialli's architecture are signed as designed by him, drawn by Gaetano Gherardi or Carlo Chirici (one as by Giovanni Casini), and engraved by Angelo Cappiardi. Those which show paintings or sculpture name the source artists (Grazzini, S. Ricci, F. Carradori, L. Bartolini, F. Fontana, Buongiovanni, Gio. Spedulo, Francesco Nenci, Pietro Benvenuti, Luigi Sabatelli, Giuseppe Colignon) and are signed as drawn by F. Pieraccini or Vincenzo Gozzini and engraved by Lasinio figlio (once as 'Paolo Lasinio').

The first part is dedicated by Giuseppe Cacialli to Prince Metternich.

References

C. Cresti and L. Zangheri, Architeti e ingegneri nella Toscana dell'ottocento (1978); C.L.V. Meeks, Italian architecture 1750-1914 (1966); Monumenti della pittura toscana dal neoclassicismo ai postmacchiaioli [exhibition catalogue] (1977); M. Bucci and R. Gentini, Palazzi di Firenze, IV (1972); Cultura neoclassica & romantica nella Toscana granducale [exhibition catalogue] (1972).

Summary Note

The French title of the first part reads, 'Collection Des Dessins Des Batiments Et Ornements Nouveaux Exécutés Dans Le Chateau Du Poggio Impérial Proposés Et Dirigés Par L'Architecte Joseph Cacialli Première Partie Florence Chez L'Auteur Et Chez Joseph Molini Libraire MDCCCXXIII.'

The second part has the Italian title, 'Parte Seconda Dell'Opera Architettonica Di Giuseppe Cacialli La Quale Contiene I Disegni Dei Nuovi Ornamenti Aggiunti E Da Aggiungersi All'I. E R. Palazzo Pitti' - with no imprint and no French title.

The text is printed in Italian and French in parallel. The text of Part I describes alterations at Poggio Imperiale from 1765 to 1823; that of Part II gives a history of Palazzo Pitti and descriptions of paintings and frescoes by Benvenuti, Sabatelli and Giuseppe Colignon. Cacialli's works were commissioned by Elisa Baciocci (née Bonaparte) and afterwards by Grand-Duke Ferdinand III (reigned 1814-24). At the Villa del Poggio Imperiale he was responsible for the completion of the entrance front, the Loggetta del Peristilio, the chapel, the Sala Verde and Sala d'Achille. At the Palazzo Pitti he re-arranged the Meridiana pavilion, designed the Sala d'Iliade and the Grand-Duchess's bathroom, and re-arranged the Palatine apartments. He received many other commissions in Florence and Tuscany, including the restoration of Giambologna's 'Appenino' at Pratolino.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, marbled-papered boards; brown morocco spine-label lettered 'Collezione Dei Disegni Del Poggio Imperiale - Cacialli', spine lettered 'R.A.'

Name as Subject

Subject

Architecture - Interior decoration - Mural painting and decoration - Villas - Palaces - Italy - Tuscany - Florence - History - 19th century - Neoclassical
Plans - Elevations - Views - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Italy - 19th century

Contributors

Giuseppe Molini, bookseller
Clemens Lothar Wenzel, Prince Metternich, dedicatee
Gaetano Gherardi, draughtsman
Carlo Chirici
Giovanni Maria Cassini, draughtsman
Angelo Cappiardi, engraver
Francesco Pieraccini, draughtsman
Vincenzo Gozzini, draughtsman
Giovanni Paolo Lasinio, engraver
Giuseppe Cacialli, source artist
Pietro Benvenuti, source artist
Luigi Sabatelli, source artist
Giuseppe Colignon, source artist