Museo Civico di Palazzo Chiericati, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe
The Gabinetto disegni e stampe collects circa 9,000 drawings, prints, manuscripts and rare editions. Among them are particularly relevant some works and precious fondi. In the drawings section, the 33 autographs drawings by Andrea Palladio, donated in 1838 by the Veronese collector Gaetano Pinali; the section of Architecture composed of drawings and projects by Vincenzo Scamozzi, Ottone Calderari, Bartolomeo Malacarne, Giovanni Miglioranza, Francesco Muttoni, Luigi Toniato, or the fondi of Antonio De Pieri, Orazio Marinali, Giovanni Busato, Bartolomeo Bongiovanni, Federico Castegnaro or the more modern Ubaldo Oppi, Filippo de Pisis, Tono Zancanaro, Augusto Murer or Nereo Quagliato. In the prints section are particularly relevant the sheets by Giambattista and Giandomenico Tiepolo, Albrecht Dürer, Cristoforo Dall’Acqua, Marco Moro, Jacopo Palma il Giovane, Parmigianino, Remondini, Guido Reni, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Canaletto (among which the complete series of the 12 prints of the 'Festival and Ceremonies of theRepublic" by Canaletto and Brustolon), the conspicuous fondo of the Sadeler, in addition to the more modern works by Neri
Pozza, Nerina Noro, Giorgio Peretti, Guido Strazza, Gianfranco Ferroni and to the manifestos of the contemporary Folon, Milton Glaser e Paul Davis. In the manuscripts and rare editions section, there is the precious travel notebook from Paris to
Venice of the architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, in addition to the Account Book of Girolamo Chiericati and works by
Sadeler, Salvator Rosa, Gianbattista Pittoni, Orazio Marinali, Ottone Calderari, Marcantonio Raimondi, Marco Moro and Giovanni Miglioranza. In 2013, to coincide with the restoration of the museum, the Gabinetto disegni e stampe has been moved to the new armoured and air-conditioned deposits of the sixteenth-century wing of Palazzo Chiericati. From that moment on, the conservative reorganisation and the inventorial check of all the fondo is underway. The Gabinetto disegni e stampe can be visited by students and scholars by appointment.
Contact persons: Chiara Signorini and Elena Cimenti
+39 0444 222811
- Gabinetto disegni e stampe dei Musei civici di Vicenza. Cinisello Balsamo: Silvana, 2007.