The Galleria Carlo Virgilio opened over thirty years ago pioneering a revival in neoclassical and academy drawings in Italy. Over one hundred catalogues have been printed, relating both to exhibitions and to the single acquisitions made over the years. Thanks to the academic researches and to the collaborations with established experts our catalogues earned appreciation as a reliable reference by historians and collectors.
After beginning with a specialized interest in late 18th to early 20th century drawing, the gallery reached out to painting and sculpture, mostly of 18th and 19th century, and extended its chronological horizons to include the 17th Century and contemporary art. Since the 2000s Carlo Virgilio forged a partnership with Stefano Grandesso, known for his studies on 19th century European sculpture. Among his many achievements, Grandesso has cooperated to the three major shows devoted to Antonio Canova. He has also edited two important monographs devoted to Pietro Tenerani and Bertel Thorvaldsen. Thanks to Grandesso, the gallery now caters for private collectors as well as for those operating in the public and institutional spheres.
Among the gallery’s recent and most noteworthy collaborations in this sense, are: J P Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museo del Prado, Madrid; Musée du Louvre, Paris; Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice; Galleria Arte Moderna, Rome; Art Institute, Chicago; Wolfsonian-Fiu, Miami; Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg; Palazzo Pitti, Florence; Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna; Berkeley Art Museum, CA.
Jacobus Agnesius - Andrea Appiani - Lorenzo Bartolini - Ippolito Caffi - Duilio Cambellotti - Vincenzo Camuccini - Franz Caucig - Agostino Cornacchini - Antonio Donghi - Ferruccio Ferrazzi - Vincenzo Gemito - Francesco Hayez - Angelica Kaufmann - Anton Raphael Mengs - Bartolomeo Pinelli - Medardo Rosso - Giulio Aristide Sartorio - Bertel Thorvaldsen - Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein - Luigi Valadier - Anton von Maron -