Stefania Cretella, La grande stagione neoclassica a Brescia: il rinnovamento di palazzo Averoldi, in “Ricche Minere”, n.6, december 2016, pp. 121-144 (ISSN: 2284-1717)



Stefania Cretella, La grande stagione neoclassica a Brescia: il rinnovamento di palazzo Averoldi, in “Ricche Minere”, n.6, december 2016, pp. 121-144 (ISSN: 2284-1717)

The article takes in exam the painted frescoes in the main floor of the Sixteenth-century Averoldi building in Brescia, transformed into one of the most significant neoclassical projects of the city. The building had been subject of architectural and decorative interventions by the Chizzola family that inherited that by Vincenzo Averoldi. Thanks to the book-keepers of the end of Eighteenth century and the inventories of the Nineteenth century, conserved at public and private archives in Brescia, it had been possible to confirm the paternity of many frescoes and suggesting new attributions. Between 1788 and 1791 Saverio Gandini, Francesco Tellaroli and Giuseppe Teosa worked together restoring some rooms in the main block, using a renewed neoclassical style. After few years, Giuseppe Manfredini had the responsibility to re-paint the rooms of the West wing, showing a big influence from the Carracci’s models. In the end, Manfredini and Teosa completed the main block that decorated the big rooms and the rooms nearby, including the uncommon Chinese Room.