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Andrea Brustolon

(b Belluno, 20 July 1662; d Belluno, 25 Oct 1732).

Italian sculptor and draughtsman. He worked almost exclusively in wood. In 1675 he may have executed a group of angels ...

Brustolon, Andrea

Brustolon, Andrea (1662–1732)   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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2003
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..., Andrea ( 1662–1732 ). Italian sculptor and woodcarver. He trained in Venice with Filippo Parodi and went on to become one of the most admired sculptors in wood of the early 18th century. He worked in a florid late Baroque style, and among his outstanding works are a boxwood and ebony reliquary of S. Innocent ( 1715 ; Hamburg, Mus. Kunst und Gewerbe) and a large altarpiece of The Death of S. Francis Xavier ( 1723–8 ; Belluno, Mus. Civico) for a church in his home town. Brustolon was equally famous for his elaborate carved furniture made for the...

Brustolon, Andrea

Brustolon, Andrea (20 July 1662)   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
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...the late 1690s. Andrea Brustolon: guéridon, boxwood and ebony, late 17th century (Venice, Ca’ Rezzonico) Cameraphoto / Art Resource, NY In addition to these local commissions, Brustolon made elaborate furniture for Venetian patrician families, including the Pisani, the Correr and the Venier families. For the Pisani he made 12 large chairs in boxwood, incorporating symbols of the Months ( Rome , Pal. Quirinale). The naturalistic plant forms that decorate these chairs are of a Baroque magnificence. Natural motifs also predominate in the Correr chairs and...

Andrea Brustolon

Andrea Brustolon  

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(b Belluno, 20 July 1662; d Belluno, 25 Oct 1732).Italian sculptor and draughtsman. He worked almost exclusively in wood. In 1675 he may have executed a group of angels ...
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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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... (called Girolamo) bequeathed 184 paintings from his collection to the Accademia, including the Madonna of the Alberetti ( 1487 ; Venice, Accad.) by Giovanni Bellini (? 1431 / 6–1516 ), and his extensive library to the Biblioteca Marciana. The fine furniture carved by Andrea Brustolon ( 1662–1732 ) for the Contarini was added to the collections of Teodoro Correr and is now housed in the Ca’ Rezzonico. Bibliography F. Sansovino : Venetia città nobilissima et singolare (Venice, 1581), ed. G. Martinioni (Venice, 1663) M. Muraro : Palazzo Contarini a...

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