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Illustrations from the book

Giuseppe Maria Crespi

Drawings and Prints

  • Author Marco Riccòmini
  • Size 21x30,5 cm
  • Binding Cartonato con sovraccoperta
  • Pages 292
  • Illustrations 266
  • Language Italian
  • Year 2015
  • ISBN 9788842223399
  • Price € 75,00

The rare drawings of a major 18th-century artist brought together for the first time

As a prominent figure on the Italian art scene of the early 18th century, Giuseppe Maria Crespi left two frescoed vaults in Bologna and a rich oeuvre of paintings now held in a wide range of collections throughout the world, attesting to his success. Up to now, silence had shrouded his rare, exquisite sanguine drawings, assembled here for the first time alongside the paintings and prints for which they were drawn and created with “a pictorial freedom that adds a certain je ne sais quoi to his works that both fascinates and delights”, in the words of his biographer Gian Pietro Zanotti (1739).