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Lot 3620 - A196 Old Master Prints - Friday, 26. March 2021, 10.00 AM


(1823 - 1896)
A portfolio with a total of 21 stage designs for various Italian operas.
Pen and black and brown ink, watercolour, graphite. Some sheets with cut-out details, which are partly laid on coloured paper.
Inscribed in black pen on the front of the portfolio: Luigi Ricci di Ravenna (1823-1896) 20 Scenographie. Decorated by a further drawing.
Various sizes, predominantly approx . 25 x 40 cm.

Partly inscribed on the mats: 1. La Giovanna d'Arco, scena 1. (Verdi); 2. I Puritani (Bellini); 3. La Straniera - Sala d'armi, dated: 1831 (Bellini); 4. Luisa Miller (Verdi); 5. Terrazza di Saragosza in casa di D. Giovanni d' Aragona - per 'L'Ernani' (Verdi); 6. Galleria in casa Pisani - per il 'Vittor Pisani' (Achille Peri).
Some of the designs provided with different artist names on the mats: 1. Antonio Basoli (1774-1848); 2. Giuseppe Badiali (1798-1859); 3. Pietro Gonzaga (1751-1831); 4. Bernardino Galliari (1707-1794). These may possibly be works by these artists or later copies based on their stage designs. The stylistically uniform execution of the works suggest the second option. - All sheets with minor traces of wear. Overall in fine condition with fresh colours. - Rare.

CHF 1 200 / 1 500 | (€ 1 240 / 1 550)

Sold for CHF 1 063 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.