Gaspare Galliari

Galliari rendered this monumental, imposing loggia with a loosely handled pen, enveloping the scene in shadow by means of his liberally applied wash. The date and title of this drawing are based on a reproduction by Luigi Rados (1773–1840), who published a series of aquatints after Galliari’s designs in Milan in 1803. The inscription on Rados’s print gives the title of Logge terrene (ground-floor loggias), but it is unclear whether this original design was for the stage set of a specific production.

Gaspare Galliari (1761–1823)
Logge terrene, ca. 1803
Pen and brown ink, with gray wash, over graphite
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager; 1982.75:275