RCgallery takes its name from Remigio Cantagallina, a fellow of Giulio Parigi's equipe in the Medici's Florence of the 17th century. Giulio Parigi's academy developed a novel and more authentic interpretation of landscape iconography that Filippo Baldinucci defined "un bello e nuovo modo di toccar di penna vaghissimi paesi" ("a fine and novel manner of sketching remote villages in pen").
The gallery gives credit to this poorly recognized segment of art history that truly embodies the Italian artistic and engineering spirit and inspired our passion for old master drawings.
We have been interested in old master drawings and paintings since 1998.
This copy of the Ecce Homo by Guercino has fooled quite a few experts of Emilian Baroque art. Before being retsored, the painting has been attributed to Guercino or his school. What a change after restoration! It is actually a 18th century painting, now attributed to Pompeo Batoni. Soon at RCgallery.
A voyage from Florence to Rome. 31 drawings by Giluio Parigi, now in the Getty collection, record his journey from Florence to Rome in 1616.