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La Pittura Cremonese Descritta Dal Conte Bartolommeo De Soresina Vidoni Ciamberlano Attuale Di S. M. I. R. Apostolica Cavaliere Di S. Gio. Di Gerusalemme Socio Corrispondente Della R. Accademia Lucchese Ed Onorario Di Quella Delle Belle Arti Di Firenze

Bartolommeo de Soresina Vidoni principe

RA Collection: Book

Record number

07/492

Author

Imprint

Milano: Dalla Società Tipog. De' Classici Italiani, MDCCCXXIV

Physical Description

142 p., frontis. (port.), [26] pl.; 368 mm. (Folio.)

Contents

[Frontis., t.p., dedic.] - Introduzione - [Text and plates] - Tavola Dei Pittori Cremonesi Dal Risorgimento Della Pittura Al MDCCL.

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as drawn and engraved by Giovita Garavaglia. Most other plates are signed with the name of the source-artist and those of the draughtsman (C. Ferreri, G. Motta, G. Garavaglia, G. Ceresa or A. Gravagni) and engraver (L. Miazzi, A. Gravagni, G. Ceresa or C. Ferreri); and all are signed as directed by G. Garavaglia. The work is dedicated by the author to his mother.

References

F. Basile, Le rughe di Sofonisba (2004); Museo Civico Ala Ponzone di Cremona, La Pinacoteca: origine e collezioni (1997). On the Società Tipografica see S. Faraoni, 'Giulio Ferrario, intellettuale milanese e editore della Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani', in Aevum, 77:3 (2003), p.683-91; F. Fusi, Bibliografia Od Elenco Ragionato Delle Opere Contenute Nella Collezione De' Classici Italiani (1814).

Summary Note

The frontispiece shows a portrait of the author. The plates show works by - or in a few cases portraits of - the Cremonese painters, B. Bembo, C. Moretto, B. Boccaccino, A. Melone, G.F. Bembo, C. Boccaccino, B. Gatti, T. Aleni, Gal. Campi, G. Campi, A. Campi, V. Campi, B. Campi, S. Angussola or G. Trotti. The measurements of each original painting are given below the reproduction (in palmi romani). The text is finely printed by the Società Tipografica de' Classici Italiani.

Reproductions

An anastatic reprint was published at Sala Bolognese by Arnaldo Forni Editore.

Provenance

The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S:A:H', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Binding Note

19th-century half brown morocco, brown cloth-covered boards; brown morocco spine-label lettered 'La Pittura Cremonese - Vidoni', 'R.A.' and 'Milano MDCCCXXIV'.

Name as Subject

Subject

Painting - Painters - Artists - Paintings - Italy - Lombardy - Cremona - History
Art history - Italy - 19th century
Pictorial works - Typography - Italy - 19th century

Contributors

Bembo family, source artist
Campi family, source artist
Soresina Vidoni principessa, dedicatee
Giovita Garavaglia, draughtsman, engraver
C. Ferreri, draughtsman, engraver
Giulio Motta, draughtsman
A. Gravagni, draughtsman, engraver
Società Tipografica De' Classici Italiani, printer