Museum of the nineteenth century

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Museum of the nineteenth century

Set up in the former headquarters of the Bank of Italy, the museum houses the private collection of 19th-century Italian and French works of the spouses Venceslao Di Persio and Rosanna Pallotta.

The itinerary, spread over three floors and fifteen exhibition rooms, begins with the international landscape painting of Naples at the beginning of the century, represented by the Austrian Joseph Rebell , and continues in the room dedicated to the School of Posillipo with the leaders Anton Sminck van Pitloo and Giacinto Gigante . We then move on to the first monographic room dedicated to Domenico Morelli .

The first floor presents the Scuola di Resina and the Neapolitan school with the works of Vincenzo Migliaro , Giuseppe Casciaro , Edoardo Dalbono , the Palizzi brothers and Francesco Paolo Michetti (to name a few) and the two monographic rooms of Antonio Mancini , with seventeen works, and Michele Cammarano , with fifteen works.

After an overview of the languages in the various regions of Italy in the second half of the century, from the south to Tuscany, Lombardy and the Veneto, we arrive at the relationships between Italian artists and the French painters of the Barbizon School. On one side we meet Antonio Fontanesi , on the other the Palizzi brothers, Giuseppe De Nittis , Federico Rossano and Federico Zandomeneghi , who lived or moved to Paris. The last section is entirely dedicated to the French, with Gustave Courbet , the main barbizonniers – Théodore Rousseau , Narcisse Virgilio Diaz de la Pena , Constant Troyon , Charles-François Daubigny – and Rosa Bonheur . Of particular note is the research on the choice of frames, ranging from the 16th century to the 19th century.


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Viale Gabriele d’Annunzio, 128
65127 Pescara


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