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An Interior in the Egyptian Manner

c. 1795-1800
Antonio Giuseppe Basoli, Italian, 1774 - 1843
A scenographic design painter in Bologna who specialized in exotic references to foreign or vanished civilizations--such as those of ancient Egypt or Etruria--Basoli is primarily remembered for his bold theatrical sets and his fanciful capricci, or drawings of imaginary architectural complexes. This fantasy scene combines a classical rotunda with Ionic columns and Egyptian-style sphinxes....

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