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.

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.

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

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