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Le Pitture Di Pellegrino Tibaldi E Di Niccolò Abbati Esistenti Nell'Instituto Di Bologna Descritte Ed Illustrate Da Giampietro Zanotti Segretario Dell'Accademia Clementina

Giovan Pietro Zanotti

RA Collection: Book

Record number

05/886

Author

Imprint

In Venezia: MDCCLVI, [presso Giambatista Pasquali]

Physical Description

[6], 45, [1] p., frontis., [2] ports., 41 pl.: illus.; 579 mm. (Folio)

General Note

Page 21 is misnumbered '12'. Some libraries catalogue copies having [1], 45, [3] pages.

Contents

[Front., t.p.] - Al Leggitore I Promotori Di Quest'Opera - Lettera Del Sig. Zanotti Diretta ad un Amico suo carissimo - Ordine Delle Cose Che Seguono ...; Avvertimento - [Port. of Pope Benedict XIV] - Introduzione - Dichiarazione Delle Pitture - Vita di Niccolò Abbati - [Port. of Pellegrino Pellegrini detto Tibaldi] - Vita Di Pellegrino Tibaldi - Dissertazione Sopra La Maniera Di Pellegrino Tibaldi - Esposizione Dei Fregi E Di Ogni Altro Ornamento Dell'Opera - [Colophon] - [Plates I-XXXXI].

Responsibility Note

The frontispiece is signed as drawn by J.B. Moretti and engraved by B. Crivellari. The portrait of Benedict XIV is signed as drawn by Cajetanus Gandolfi and engraved by Ioseph Wagner. That of Tibaldi is signed as drawn by G.D. Ferretti and engraved by Giuseppe Wagner. Of the numbered plates most carry the name of the source-artist, P. Tibaldi; four, that of N. Abbate (pl. 36-9). Most are signed by draughtsmen - A. Carboni, D.M. Fratta, S. Gamma, L. Balugani or G. Söderling - and by engravers - B. Crivellari or G.B. Brustolon. Among the in-text illustrations, the title-page vignette is signed as designed by L. Carracci, drawn by A.M. Zanetti and engraved by B. Crivellari. Headpieces, tailpieces and initials are signed as designed by T. Tibaldi, drawn by G.B. Moretti, A. Carboni, 'G', A. Raffi or 'N.N.', and engraved by B. Crivellari or G.B. Brustolon. The printer is named in the colophon: 'In Venezia ... Presso Giambatista Pasquali Stampatore E Libraio All'Insegna Della Felicità Delle Lettere ...'.

References

National Gallery (Washington), Mark J. Millard Architectural, IV (2000), no. 168, p.514-5; M. de Grassi, Il libro illustrato Veneziano nel settecento [exhibition catalogue] (1990), p.125-140. On the printer G.B. Pasquali see F. Pedrocco, 'Editoria illustrata veneziana del settecento: G.B. Pasquali', in Atti dell'Istituto Veneto di Scienze, Lettere ed Arti, (1975), p.321-30. An account of the Clementine Academy is, S. Benassi, L'Accademia Clementina: la funzione pubblica, l'ideologia estetica (1988). On Homer in art see the bibliographic note on F. Inghirami, Galleria Omerica (1831).

Summary Note

Zanotti had been a Founder-Member of the Accademia Clementina of Bologna (1710), and his best-known work was his Storia dell'Accademia Clementina (1739). The present study shows the influence of Bellori. It is critical of the art historian, Malvasia. Most plates show paintings made by Tibaldi for Cardinal Giovanni Poggi ca. 1555 on the ceilings of two rooms in the Palazzo Poggi (now the Istituto Delle Scienze in the University of Bologna). They depict scenes from the Odyssey. The decorations of the volume - which are accorded an 'Esposizione' of their own - include several fine engravings of Bolognese architecture.

Binding Note

20th-century half calf, earlier marbled-papered boards; spine unlettered.

Name as Subject

Subject

Mythology, Greek - Iconography
Paintings, Italian - Ceilings - Narrative art - Interior decoration - Palaces - Italy - Emilia Romagna - Bologna - History - 16th century - Mannerism
Pictorial works - Italy - 18th century

Contributors

Pellegrino Tibaldi, source artist
Nicolò Dell' Abate, source artist
Jo. Battista Moretti, draughtsman
Gaetano Gandolfi, draughtsman
Giovanni Domenico Ferretti, draughtsman
Angiolo Carboni, draughtsman
Domenico Maria Fratta, draughtsman
Sebastiano Gamma, draughtsman
Luigi Antonio Melchiorre Balugani, draughtsman
Gabriel Söderling, draughtsman
Bartolomeo Crivellari, engraver
Giuseppe Wagner, engraver
Giambattista Brustolon, engraver
Giambatista Pasquali, printer, publisher, bookseller
A. Raffi, draughtsman
Antonio Maria Zanetti, draughtsman