Lorenzo Sacchetti

Born in Padua, Sacchetti began his career in Venice before relocating to Vienna in 1794, and from 1817 he was mainly active in Prague. His work represents the continued exploration of the Bibienas’ pioneering visual language even into the nineteenth century. The fluidly executed Vaulted Funeral Hall conveys the freedom with which the artist developed this immense architectural space. Indeed, in 1830 Sacchetti published a treatise titled Quanto sia facile l’inventare decorazioni teatrali (How easy it is to invent theatrical decorations), printed in both Italian and German.

Lorenzo Sacchetti (1759–1836)
A Vaulted Funeral Hall, ca. 1810
Pen and brown ink, over graphite
Gift of Mrs. Donald M. Oenslager; 1982.75:567