Study for Head of Laocoon by Andrea Appiani was created between 1774 – 1825. The drawing is in Art Institute of Chicago. The size of the work is 23,3 x 20,4 cm and is made as an Red chalk on ivory laid paper, laid down on cream wove board.
The Artist: Italian neoclassical painter Andrea Appiani was born in Milan. He entered the private academy of the painter Carlo Maria Giudici (1723–1804) where he received instruction in drawing, copying mainly from sculpture and prints. From there, he then joined the class of the fresco painter Antonio de’ Giorgi, which was held at the Ambrosiana picture gallery in Milan. he studied anatomy at the Ospedale Maggiore in Milan with the sculptor Gaetano Monti… Read more