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Maria Luigia Raggi

Italy XVIII Century - 
Raggi Maria Luigia Capriccio Architettonico

Feb 21, 2008
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Extracted between 10 works in the catalog of Arcadja
Maria Luigia Raggi - A Capriccio Of A Mediterranean Coastal Inlet With Figures Amongst Ruins; And A Capriccio Of A Mediterranean Coast With Ruins And Figures On A Path

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Maria Luigia Raggi - A Capriccio Of A Mediterranean Coastal Inlet With Figures Amongst Ruins; And A Capriccio Of A Mediterranean Coast With Ruins And Figures On A Path Lot Title


Price: Not disclosed
Lot number: 173
Maria Luigia Raggi (active possibly in Rome, 18th Century)
A capriccio of a Mediterranean coastal inlet with figures amongst ruins; and A capriccio of a Mediterranean coast with ruins and figures on a path
Add. Notes:

the second signed with initials and dated 'M.L.r. 1796' (lower left)
tempera on paper laid down on canvas
23 1/8 x 28 7/8 in. (58.7 x 73.4 cm.)
a pair (2)
Notes: These pictures are an important addition to the oeuvre of the recently rediscovered painter Maria Luigia Raggi, whose name first came to light in an exhibition curated by Professor Cottino in the Fondazione Accorsi, Turin (La donna nella pittura Italiana del Sei e Settecento. Il genio e la grazia, 2003, pp. 191-2, nos. 53-4, illustrated). On that occasion, four Capricci on tempera were exhibited, one of them signed 'Maria Luigia Raggi'. Unfortunately, in spite of extensive archive research, nothing has been found about her life or career.

Like the four pictures exhibited in 2003, this pair are by the same hand as a group of pictures discussed by Andrea Busiri Vici, under the pseudonym of the Master of the Prato Capriccios, twenty of which are in the Galleria Comunale, Prato. Apart from two that are painted in oil, the oeuvre of the anonymous master today identified as Maria Luigia Raggi, are all tempera on paper, 'in una colorazione chiara e festosa quasi più arieggiante a quella di una vivace porcellana settecentesca', and mostly horizontal (A. Busiri Vici, Un anonimo paesista settecentesco di rovine romane, in Scritti d'Arte, B. Jatta, ed., Rome, 1990, pp. 421-9). All these pictures were formerly attributed to van Bloemen, van Wittel, Busiri and Anesi. The variety of these traditional attributions, together with the fact that most of them are still in their original Roman frames, allow us to believe that Raggi was most probably active in Rome, had a deep knowledge of Roman ruins and of the Roman countryside, and was well aware of the development of the Roman landscape painting tradition.

The first picture in this lot has strong compositional similarities with a tempera formerly in the Sanseverino Vimercati Collection, Rome (Busiri Vici, op. cit., p. 423, fig. 6).

We are grateful to Professor Alberto Cottino for confirming the attribution on the basis of photographs.
Maria Luigia Raggi - Paesaggio Con Rovine E Figure

Maria Luigia Raggi - Paesaggio Con Rovine E Figure



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Lot number: 514
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