16th century Bolognese drawings - Italian drawings from the Louvre
The collection of drawings from the Bolognese school held in the Louvre is remarkably rich. If we consider the entire collection of this school, it includes more than three thousand sheets for the period from the 15th to the 18th century. The part of the collection studied in this catalogue, four hundred and thirty-one drawings and an album of one hundred and nineteen drawn folios, is part of a broader sixteenth century that begins in 1492, the date of the only known painting by Antonio di Bartolomeo Maineri in the Pinacoteca Nazionale in Bologna, of which the Louvre holds a preparatory study. In the series of publications of the Inventaire général des dessins italiens, the present work, which focuses on sixteenth-century artists, complements Catherine Loisel's study of seventeenth-century Bolognese artists (2013).
Exhibition at the musée du Louvre from 22 September 2022 to 16 January 2023.
400 pages / 600 illustrations
Éditions Silvana Editoriale