Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Lunette Design with an Allegory of Winter
Paolo Gerolamo Piola, Italian, 1666 - 1724
Brush and brown wash with black chalk, heightened with white opaque watercolor, on light brown laid paper, mounted down
Currently not on view
|The Muriel and Philip Berman Gift, acquired from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts with funds contributed by Muriel and Philip Berman and the Edgar Viguers Seeler Fund (by exchange), 1984|
LabelPaolo Girolamo Piola was trained by his artist father, Domenico Piola, in Genoa, and the family studio produced secular and religious paintings in that city for decades. This impressive drawing is a study for a lunette-shaped decoration in the corner of a ceiling in a Brignole family palace, Palazzo Rosso, that now houses one of Genoa's principal art museums.