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Design for a ceiling decoration

Valeriani, Giuseppe (draughtsman)

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Design for a ceiling decoration


Valeriani, Giuseppe (draughtsman) [ULAN info: Italian artist, op.1742-m.1761]







Technique Description

pen and watercolour over graphite on paper


height: 204 mm
width: 210 mm


given: The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum 1960-01 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

From an album of drawings, chiefly by Giuseppe Valeriani, formerly in the collection of the Duke of Leuchtenberg, St Petersburg and Edmond Fatio, (mark not in Lugt), of Geneva; Sale, Geneva, Nicolas Rauch, S.A., 'Dessins Anciens particulièrement de l' Epoque Baroque', Collection Edmond Fatio, 3-4 June, 1959, lot. 241; bt. Colnaghi; bt. from the latter for 12 gns


The album, wrongly described in Thieme-Becker, Vol. XXXIV, p. 69, as a sketch-book, was exhibited at St Petersburg in 1912 and published by Alexandre Benois in Storij Gooly, 1912. 15 drawings from this album were exhibited at Messrs. Jeudwine and Miss Yvonne ffrench, Alpine Club Gallery May 1960, nos. 31-46, pl. VII.


watercolour (medium)
graphite (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.2-1960 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 7985; Input Date: 2000-06-21 / Last Edit: 2011-07-22)

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