Giulio Romano - Intorno a un disegno della Collezione Hertz

Research Exhibition

  • Inizio: 26.09.2023
  • Fine: 06.10.2023
  • Relatore: Research Exhibition
  • Luogo: Bibliotheca Hertziana, Via Gregoriana 30
  • Contatto:
Giulio Romano - Intorno a un disegno della Collezione Hertz
This research exhibition focuses on one of Giulio Romano's preparatory drawings for the famous fresco cycle created for the great hall of the Villa Lante on the Janiculum Hill, today preserved in Palazzo Zuccari. The recent restoration of the drawing The Liberation of Cloelia (in the collection of the Bibliotheca Hertziana) has provided an opportunity to highlight the special appreciation for Italian Renaissance art of Henriette Hertz, cosmopolitan collector, and the founder of the Bibliotheca Hertziana.

"An Albertinelli and a Giulio Romano – a good start!" With these words, Henriette Hertz (1846–1913) expressed her satisfaction with the first purchase she made for her art collection, in 1890, among which the devotional painting today known as Giulio Romano's Madonna Hertz. During the following decades, supported by her agents and advisors, Jean-Paul Richter, Ernst Steinmann and Ludwig Mond, Hertz would go on to acquire a significant number of other artworks, mostly dating from the Italian Renaissance. The exhibition, which centers on the freshly restored Giulio Romano drawing, offers insight into various aspects of late 19th-century collecting practices, such as the acquisition, study, restoration, display, and publication of art works. On display are prints, drawings, and books from the Bibliotheca Hertziana’s holdings, all related to the Villa Lante frescoes and to Hertz’s particular enthusiasm for Giulio Romano and his school.

July 10 – October 6, 2023
Bibliotheca Hertziana, Palazzo Zuccari, Via Gregoriana 30
Online Exhibition from September 4, 2023:

Exhibition opening hours: Mon-Fri 9:30 – 6:30 PM.

Guided visits to the exhibition and the Villa Lante frescoes (no registration required):

Wednesday, October 4, 2023, 5:00 pm (English Language)
Friday, October 6, 2023, 5:00 pm (Italian Language)

Curated by Susanne Kubersky in collaboration with Oliver Lenz and Gaia Mazzacane

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