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Andrea Appiani

(1754 -  1817 ) Wikipedia® : Andrea Appiani
APPIANI Andrea Saint Matthew Holding A Book Seated On A Cloud Surrounded Byangels: A Study For A Pendentive

Christie's /Jul 6, 2004
1,488.34 - 2,232.51
3,564.50

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Andrea Appiani -  Portrait Of General Maurus Meyer De Schauensee In Profile

Andrea Appiani - Portrait Of General Maurus Meyer De Schauensee In Profile

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Lot number: 1501
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Description: The identity of both the sitter and the artist are recorded in an inscription on the reverse of the image: \\\“Maur Meyer de Schauensee / general de Brigade au ….France / peint / par Appiani peintre a Milan / A° 1797\\\”.Meyer de Schauensee joined the Swiss Guard Regiment in Paris as a second lieutenant in 1784. He later allied with the revolutionaries and became a French citizen in 1791. He fell into Austrian hands as a prisoner of war during the Battle of Mantua in 1799 whilst on active duty in Italy. It is possible that Andrea Appiani, an important Italian Neoclassical painter and great admirer of Napoleon, painted the General whilst he was in Milan in 1797. Appiani became court painter to Napoleon in 1805, but had already honoured his military successes in Italy in 1796 and 1797 with the design of the motif sides of medallions commemorating his victories in the battles of Montenotte, Millesimo, and Mantua. Dimensions: 19.8 x 14.1 cm Medium: Oil on panel Provenance: Private ownership, South Germany. Notes: VAT: Margin scheme 1501: Andrea Appiani, Portrait of General Maurus Meyer de Schauensee in Profile
Andrea Appiani - Cupid And Hymen Accompanied By Amorini

Andrea Appiani - Cupid And Hymen Accompanied By Amorini

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Lot number: 1043
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Andrea Appiani (Milan 1754-1817)
Cupid and Hymen accompanied by amorini
with inscriptions 'Amore e Imeneo' and 'Andrea Appiani'
pen and brown ink
9 1/8 x 7 in. (23 x 17.8 cm.); and three drawings by Appiani(4)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Rome, 16 October 1970, lot 95, as'Andrea Appiani'.
Andrea Appiani - Cupid Introducing Psyche To Jupiter

Andrea Appiani - Cupid Introducing Psyche To Jupiter

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Lot number: 98
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Black chalk and stumping;

signed and dated in lower left margin:
Andrea Appiani inv.

to
a...1792
PROVENANCEWith Aldega-Gordon, New York; acquired in 1995
LITERATURE AND REFERENCES
A.L. Clark (ed), Mastery and Elegance, Two Centuries of
French Drawings from the Collection of Jeffrey E. Horvitz,
Cambridge 1998, p. 84, fig. 9
CATALOGUE NOTEThis drawing relates to a fresco commissioned in 1789 by the
Archduke Ferdinand, son of Empress Maria Theresa of Austria, for
the Villa Reale, Monza. The villa was designed and built in 1769 by
Giuseppe Piermarini (a pupil of Vanvitelli) at the instigation of
the Empress, who wanted to create a country estate for her fourth
son, close to the main source of imperial power, the Palazzo Reale
in Milan. Appiani's frescoes, which depicted episodes from the
story of Cupid and Psyche, were intended for the Rotunda that led
to the Archduke's apartments. The Horvitz drawing is related to the
circular fresco on the vault.
A preparatory study for this fresco was sold at Sotheby's London
(8 December 1972, lot 42). That sheet was squared for transfer and
included a peacock at the lower centre. As the present drawing is
dated three years later than the fresco and is executed in a highly
finished style, it appears to be have been made in preparation for
a print after the vault, whose charming subject must have made it
immensely popular. A drawing by Appiani depicting
Parnassus, in a comparably finished style, was sold by
Christie's in London (9 April 1990, lot 73).
Andrea Appiani - Saint Matthew Holding A Book Seated On A Cloud Surrounded Byangels: A Study For A Pendentive

Andrea Appiani - Saint Matthew Holding A Book Seated On A Cloud Surrounded Byangels: A Study For A Pendentive

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Lot number: 92
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Andrea Appiani (Milan 1754-1817)
Saint Matthew holding a book seated on a cloud surrounded byangels: a study for a pendentive
black chalk, watermark J.WHATMAN TURKEY MILL
16½ x 13 in. (420 x 331 mm.)Lot Notes
A study for one of the four pendentives in the cupola of SantaMaria presso San Celso in Milan painted in 1792-5 depicting theFour Evangelists (A. Zanchi, Andrea Appiani, Bologna, 1995, p. 234,fig. 18). In addition to these Appiani painted the Four Doctors ofthe Church between the Evangelists.
Andrea Appiani - Portrait Of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

Andrea Appiani - Portrait Of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)

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Lot number: 29
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Andrea Appiani (Milan 1754-1817)
Portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821), as First Consul, three-quarter-length, holding a sabre
oil on canvas
39 x 31¾ in. (99 x 80.8 cm.)
THE DORIS DUKE COLLECTION SOLD TO BENEFIT THE DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION
Provenance
Joseph Bonaparte, who is said to have taken the portrait to America.
J. Coleman Drayton.
Henry Hooker, New York.
James van Alen, Rushton Hall, Kettering, England, and by descent to Margaret Louise van Alen Bruguiere, Wakehurst, Newport, Rhode Island; Christies, London, 5 December 1969, lot 53.
Literature
A. Zanchi, 'Appiani ritrovato' in Stile, no. 76, March 2004.
Exhibited
Philadelphia, Academy of Fine Arts, 1911 (according to the label on the reverse).
Engraved
Francesco Bartolozzi, colored etching, inscribed: 'N. BONAPARTE' and 'A. Appiani pinxit'.
Anonymous engraving.
T. W. Harland, engraving, inscribed 'Appiani'.
Lot Notes
Until recently, the present lot was thought to be lost and known only through engravings. It was almost certainly painted shortly after Napoleon defeated the Austrian army at Marengo, on 14 June 1800, and proclaimed Milan as the capital of the Cisalpine Republic. It is very close to the portrait of Napoleon as First Consul, dated 1803 and given the same year to the Duke Melzi d'Eril, but commissioned in 1800 (Bellagio, villa Melzi, the Gallarati Scotti collection). As in the Melzi painting, Napoleon is depicted three-quarter-length, with a stippled pearl-grey background typical of Lombard paintings, against which the embroidery of his uniform and the intricate folds of his sash stand out.
This uniform, known as the 'Marengo uniform', is today part of the collection of the Musée des Invalides, Paris, where it is on display in the Salle Consulat (fig. 1). It was given by Napoleon to General Bertrand who subsequently gave it to Napoleon III. The sabre he is holding, called 'à la Mameluk' is also at the Invalides (fig. 2). The uniform and the sabre were specifically requested by Jacques-Louis David, when, at the end of 1800, he painted the famous equestrian portrait of Bonaparte crossing the Alps at the Grand-Saint-Bernard pass (Musée National du Château de Malmaison - fig. 3).
Andrea Appiani, arguably the chief exponent of Italian Neo-Classical painting, trained in the traditions of history painting and portraiture. He first entered the studio of Carlo Maria Giudici, where he received instruction in drawing, and then joined the class of the fresco painter Antonio de' Giorgi. He also frequented the studio of Martin Knoeller, and studied anatomy with the sculptor Gaetano Monti. In 1776 he entered the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera to follow the painting courses of the Florentine Giuliano Traballesi, but it was his move to Paris in 1801 that gave him the opportunity to absorb the lessons of Davidian neo-classicism. He was particularly admired for his fine frescoes in the royal palace in Milan. He also executed portraits of many of the leading figures of his day. Appointed painter to the Emperor and awarded the Légion d'Honneur and the Order of the Iron Crown, he painted Napoleon as First Consul, then Emperor, on several occasions throughout the decade (between 1806 and 1808 he painted 16 portraits of the Emperor and of the Beauharnais family). In 1804 Appiani went to Paris for the coronation of Napoleon where he met Jacques-Louis David.
This portrait of the victorious general of Marengo was in the collection of Joseph Bonaparte, the eldest brother of Napoleon, who placed him on the throne of Naples in 1806 and on the throne of Spain in 1808. When the Empire fell in 1814, he emigrated to the United States and his fabulous collection was shipped en bloc to Point Breeze, Bordentown, New Jersey, where he settled.
We are grateful to Dr. Alessandra Zanchi and to Dr. Maria Elisa Tittoni for independently confirming the attribution to Appiani on the basis of a color transparency (respectively written communication, 22 January 2004, and verbal communication, 8 April 2004).
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