SALON DU DESSIN 2010
On the occasion of the “Salon du Dessin 2010” in Paris I presented the first part of a collection of Old Master drawings belonging to a private venetian collector.
Now, at the “Salon du Dessin 2011” I am pleased to present a second catalogue of the same provenance. Most of the collection is made up of drawings by great Venetian masters; this second catalogue demonstrates the versatility of the collector who, with the assistance of his wife, displays not only sophisticated taste but also a passion of a kind that enabled him to appreciate even Masters outside the Venetian circles, always selected moreover with the most painstaking care and with a view to the utmost quality. Thus, in addition to the drawings by Tiepolo and Canaletto there are also fine examples by Ubaldo and Gaetano Gandolfi, Palma the Younger, Guercino, Pier Leone Ghezzi, Luca Cambiaso, and to round off a small collection of gouaches and drawings by Bernardino Bison and Carlo Grubacs.
These two catalogues are intended to enhance the collection and to serve as a tribute to the person who, throughout his life and with a fine artistic sensitivity, succeeded in bringing together this collection of Old Master Drawings with consummate expertise and exquisite taste.
- Damiano Lapiccirella