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Cunego, Domenico

Filippo Pedrocco

in Oxford Art Online

Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054 | DOI:

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(b Verona, 1724–5; d Rome, Jan 8, 1803).

Italian printmaker. He was the pupil of an otherwise unknown painter by the name of Francesco Ferrari. When he was 18, and after executing several paintings (untraced), he turned to engraving, an art in which he may have been self-taught (Gori Gandellini). Between 1752 and 1760 he collaborated with Dionigi Valesi on the illustrations for a three-volume catalogue of the coin collection of Giacomo Muselli, published in Verona (1752, 1756, 1760; e.g. Verona, Mus. Muselli). Also from the 1750s are several Views of Verona after drawings by T. Majeroni and the St Thomas of Villanova (1757) after Antonio Balestra. This Veronese painter was frequently a source of inspiration for Cunego, who often reproduced works by his contemporaries, for example Francesco Solimena and Felice Boscaratti (1721–1807).

In October 1760 Cunego came into contact with James Adam, younger brother of Robert Adam, who was visiting Verona. Together with Adam and his travelling companions, Charles-Louis Clérisseau, Antonio Zucchi and the Veronese draughtsman Giuseppe Sacco (...

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