Jun 09, 2022 - Sale 2608

Sale 2608 - Lot 153

Price Realized: $ 1,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,500 - $ 2,500


Group of 14 Italian scenic designs, mostly Roman and Venetian views.

Designs include palace interiors, fountains, piazzas, courtyards, galleries and lush interiors, among other settings. Watercolor, graphite, and ink. Initialed "C.M. into" [invento] in lower left, captioned in lower margins, and number inked in upper right. General sheet size 223x295 mm; 8 3/4x11 3/4 inches. All but four tipped to early window mattes.
Metrodoro Conti was a set designer and theater manager for the Teatro Petrarca in Arezzo, Tuscany in the 1830s to the 1860s. He was a contemporary of Pietro Bertoja, who also created stage designs for Verdi.