ALESSANDRO SANQUIRICO (Milan 1777 - 1849) ANTIQUE FORUM (Stage design for 'L'ultimo giorno di Pompei', opera by Giovanni Pacini, performed at La Scala, Milan, 1827)
Gouache, 75 x 93 mm. From a series of small gouaches by Sanquirico of his most famous stage designs. For another one from the same series see the sale catalogue Dietrich Schneider-Henn, München, 11 May 1992, 'Biedermeier und Romantik, Bilder aus einem gräflichen Album, ca. 1820-1850, Teil II', lot 176. My warmest thanks to Marino Palleschi, who identified the subject of this work.