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The Grand Tour in Venice

The Grand Tour was a rite of passage, a tour round Europe taken traditionally by aristocratic young men as a means of rounding off their education before settling down to the more serious business of life. Its heyday was the eighteenth century and its goal was Italy, where many travellers acquired Old Master paintings and classical sculpture to adorn their town or country houses.


The present “Grand Tour Diaries” focus on Venice and the descriptions of visitors and residents over a period of three hundred years.

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Colnaghi Studies Journal 6

Colnaghi Foundation are delighted to announce the publication of our recent journal, Colnaghi Studies Journal 6.

This volume includes articles highlighting new discoveries about Carpaccio's house and workshop, a fifteenth-century drawing attributed to the Master of the Legend of Saint Barbara, the sale of Rembrandt's The Mill, Boilly's paintings at the Wallace Collection, and much more....


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