School of Bibiena family

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School of Bibiena family
Left Half of a Palace Interior Decorated with Herms
Pen and brown ink, with brown wash, over graphite, on paper.
10 9/16 x 5 9/16 inches (269 x 142 mm)
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager, 1982.
1982.75:136
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Brera Academy, Milan; Giuseppe Gibelli; his grandson Robert A. Baldini; Richard P. Wunder, Washington, D.C.; from whom acquired in 1964 by Donald M. Oenslager, New York.
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The Wunder Album was given to the artist, Giuseppe Gibelli, upon graduation from the Brera Academy, in Milan in 1884, by Luigi Bisi (1814-1886) President of the Academy, for excellence in his work as a student. Gibelli, who came to America, executed mural decorations in some of the Atlantic City hotels. He died in 1932, and the album passed to his grandson, Robert A. Baldini.

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Gibelli, Giuseppe, former owner.
Baldini, Robert A., former owner.
Wunder, Richard P., former owner.
Oenslager, Donald, 1902-1975, former owner.

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