Drawings of the Roman, Tuscan and Neapolitan schools in the 16th and 17th centuries at the Accademia Galleries of Venice, in a book aimed not only at specialists and scholars, but also a wider audience of art lovers.
[Roman, Tuscan and Neapolitan drawings] The fifth catalogue is on the drawings of the Roman, Tuscan and Neapolitan schools in the 16th and 17th centuries, part of the series on the systematic scientific cataloguing of the Cabinet of Drawings and Prints of the Accademia Galleries of Venice, which own a collection of drawings of great interest due to the multiplicity of cultural presences and the exceptional quality of many of the works.
This unique collection dates back to the acquisition of an initial nucleus of drawings in 1822, assembled with great acumen by Giuseppe Bossi, painter and secretary of the Accademia di Brera from 1795 to 1815, the year of his death. The precious materials have been occasionally and partially published in specialized studies. Publication of the complete collection, in a number of volumes, began in 1982, in a format designed to attract not only specialists and scholars but also a wider audience of art lovers.