Due dipinti di Antonio Pellegrini in Carinzia e una pala di Mattia Bortoloni in villa Valmarana ai Nani
St. Paul in Lavanttal Abbey, Austria, is proposing an exhibition on the “History of Beauty”: a Sofonisbe, presented as by Franz Josef Spiegler, is attributed here, with his pendant, to Antonio Pellegrini. The author connects the new works with other versions of the same theme by the Venetian painter (Pommersfelden, Schleissheim). Another painting by another old Venetian master, Mattia Bortoloni, is discovered in Villa Valmarana ai Nani, Vicenza. It decorated the altar of he oratory of the nearby ‘Rotonda’ (Villa Almerico-Capra); his patron was the Marquis Mario Capra. Ottavio Bertotti Scamozzi’s Forestiere istruito (1761) doesn’t quote this work, mentioning instead the frescoes in Villa Valmarana ai Nani, painted four years before by Giambattista Tiepolo and Girolamo Mengozzi Colonna.
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Enrico Lucchese, "Due dipinti di Antonio Pellegrini in Carinzia e una pala di Mattia Bortoloni in villa Valmarana ai Nani" in: "AFAT 31", EUT Edizioni Università di Trieste, Trieste, 2012, pp. 95-106