Giuseppe Bernardino Bison (Palmanova 1762 - 1844 Milano) - A Decorative Frieze
Pen and brown ink, brown wash, black chalk, framing lines in pen and brown ink
132 x 305 mm (5 1/4 x 12 in.)
Numbered in pen and brown ink lower right: "3257"
Provenance: John Winter, United Kingdom
Italian vedute painter of the eighteenth century, Giuseppe Bernardino Bison was also an important decorative painter. He executed paintings for a great number of palaces and created stage designs for theatres and operas. The present drawing is characteristic of Bison’s architectural designs. The frieze of acanthus, the eagle, the putti, the bust in a medallion and the figure of a seated woman are typical elements of Bison’s architectural drawings.
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