Original aquatint engraving of a set design for the opera La Clemenza di Tito by G. Castellini. Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART, Alessandro Sanquirico.

Original aquatint engraving of a set design for the opera La Clemenza di Tito by G. Castellini

Milano: Antonio Bossi, 1819. 330 x 400 mm. + margins.

Browned; some spotting to margins; small edge tear; cloth tape to edges of verso.

Sanquirico was set designer at La Scala from 1817-1832. "[His] designs were the foundation of the style commonly associated with 19th-century grand opera. They combined the restrained neo-classicism of his early training with the romantic trait of basing stage fantasy on historical accuracy and sensibility." Paul Sheren in Grove online

The present engraving is no. 35 in his noted series "Raccolta di varie decorazioni sceniche." Item #24789

Price: $475.00  other currencies

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