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L'ESERCIZIO DEL DISEGNO: I VANVITELLI -- CATALOGO GENERALE DEL FONDO DEI DISEGNI DELLA REGGIA DI CASERTA (The Practice of Drawing: The Vanvitelli -- General Catalogue of the Drawing Collection at the Reggia di Caserta). Ed. by Claudio Marinelli. Palazzo Reale, Caserta, 1991. Organized by Soprintendenza per i Beni Ambientali, Architettonici, Artistici e Storici per le Province di Caserta e Benevento. Published by Leonardo-De Luca Editori s.r.l., Rome. 166 pp. with 345 ills. (16 col.) and 43 reference ills. 31 x 25 cm. LC 93-125657 ISBN 8878133981 In Italian.
Documents some 80 figure studies and topographical views by important Dutch-born artist Gaspar van Wittel (1653-1736); nearly 160 decorative sketches, stage designs and elevations by his son Luigi Vanvitelli (1700-1773), a prominent architect in Rome and Naples who designed the monumental Caserta palace; and a small selection of architectural views by his grandson Carlo (1740-1821). Scholarly notes on the exhibited sheets supplement introductory biographical essays and a text describing the artists' drawing techniques and the function of the medium in their work.
Artist(s):Vanvitelli, Luigi; Vanvitelli, Carlo; Wittel, Gaspar van (Gaspare Vanvitelli)
Indexing: Western, Europe — Italy — 1600-1800 — Drawing and Watercolor
Plans: 50
Worldwide Number: 023422
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