The Pinacoteca di Brera presents eight figure studies by Francesco Londonio, analyzed by exploring the artist's career and the subsequent great success of his work.
[Unseen Brera / Between Arcadia and Enlightenment in Lombardy: the collection of studies by Francesco Londonio] The Museum of Brera presents some of the 61 studies on paper by the Milanese painter Francesco Londonio, which became part of the heritage of the Accademia di Belle Arti in 1836 thanks to a bequest by the painter’s great-grandson, Carlo Giuseppe.
Eight studies of figures, analyzed by discussing the clientele of the time, the artist’s career and critical fortunes. Londonio’s success went beyond the usual spheres of the market, of public and private acquisitions, having repercussions in literature and painting, with works widely reproduced in the form of prints.
This catalogue offers an overview of Lombardy clients and collectors, permitting further interpretations with a multidisciplinary approach.