36 East 73rd Street New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 212.517.9176


Design for a Garden

$ 18,000
  • Description
    Giuseppe Tonelli is known as a painter of perspectives, architect of “illusions,” theater décors, and designer of gardens. Tonelli was the pupil of Jacopo Chiavistelli (a painter of perspectives and architectural subjects), and worked primarily in Bologna and Rome. Tonelli dedicated himself particularly to architectural decorations in painted fresco including the ceilings in the second and third corridors of the Uffizi and the ceiling of many churches in Florence. The Uffizi has several drawings of his and The Gallery of Parma has twelve head of saints. The church of San Egidio in part of Santa Maria Nuova, the most famous hospital in Florence, had its ceiling decorated in cooperation with Tonelli, who planned the architecture with Matteo Bonnechi who added the figures in the early 18th century. He also did the trômpe l’oeil architecture for the summer apartments of the Grand Principe Ferdinando de’ Medici, his patron.
    This sketch was undoubtedly a sketch proposal for a garden design for the Grand Duke Ferdinand.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Notes: Inscribed in ink at the bottom: Designatore Tonelli Virtuoso de Gran Principe Ferdinando de Medici
    Origin: Italy
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Condition: Good.
    Styles / Movements: Other
    Incollect Reference #: 307172
  • Dimensions
    W. 9.5 in; H. 5.75 in;
    W. 24.13 cm; H. 14.61 cm;
Message from Seller:

The gallery deals in European works of art, antiques and paintings from antiquity to the end of the eighteenth century. Under Mrs. Fioratti's direction, the gallery has continued to supply works of art to museums across America and Europe. She has designed interiors in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East. Mrs. Fioratti has worked on architectural restorations, and restored a 10th century village near Siena.

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