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This drawing clearly shows the “main features of the artist Remigio Cantagallina, he used to fill up the space between the thin trunks of the trees with a short horizontal hatching in order to make them stand out against the background”, it is possible to make a comparison with some drawings preserved at Uffizi (inv. 249P, 203P, 91056F), and at Louvre (inv. 21294). “The trees usually put in the foreground, seem to be a sort of wings, this feature probably comes from his working with Giulio Parigi as a scenographer for the Medici Family. (Garofalo, DiSegno Antico 2000)

Details

  • Title: Landscape with bridge, village and church
  • Creator: Remigio Cantagalli
  • Date: Unknown
  • Location: Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia
  • Provenance: A. Villani Collection; L. Pollak Collection; Pineto Collection, Bologna, 1959.
  • Physical Dimensions: w144 x h110 mm
  • Bibliography: C. Garofalo, DiSegno Antico. I disegni della Collezione Villani donati ai Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia, Bologna 200, pp 58-59, n.18 G. Zavatta, La Linea Continua. Disegni Antichi dei Musei Civici di Reggio Emilia, Milano 2016, p. 94, n. 27
  • Type: Drawing
  • Medium: Black pencil, pen and brown ink on white paper

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