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Tullio Salvatore Quinzio (1858-1918): disegni per la grande decorazione a Genova tra tradizione e rinnovamento


Margherita Priarone


Genoese drawings dating back to the 19th century have not been extensively studied yet, apart from some recent essays devoted to Carlo and Nicolò Barabino, Michele Canzio and Santo Varni. Among the lesser-known 19th century-works on paper housed at the "Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe" in Palazzo Rosso, Genoa, are around a hundred drawings by Tullio Salvatore Quinzio (1858-1918). The paper discusses some of Quinzio’s studies, which have never been investigated in-depth; among the works presented are draw­ings made in preparation for frescoes (some of which are now destroyed) as well as a large group of models with elements to be reused even years later.