Reproduction of the original volume,
Format: 37,2x52 centimetres Pages: 240
Cased edition Hand-bound in leather, with golden impressions like the original book. Special paper created only for this volume by Cartiere Miliani di Fabriano
Limited edition of 1,000 copies
Three centuries ago the Count of Milan, Sebastiano Resta, began a rare drawings collection.
Resta collection was unequalled for typology, quality and quantity of subjects of drawings.
Sebastiano Resta gathered this extraordinary collection in a volume, that himself called “ Portable Gallery”: a real travelling museum in which It is possible to follow characteristic traces of styles and artists of centuries before, but especially of XVII century.
The drawings collector noted in every page by himself , news, informations, reflections and anecdotes.
Leonardo da Vinci, Giotto, Masaccio, Piero della Francesca, Giovanni Bellini, Perugino, Pollaiolo, Filippo Lippi, Ghirlandaio, Raffaellino del Garbo, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Botticelli, Bramante, Tiziano, Dürer, Dosso Dossi, Daniele da Volterra, Raffaello, Perin del Vaga, Baccio Bandinelli, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Rosso Fiorentino, Raffaello del Colle, Giulio Mazzoni, Giorgio Vasari, Francesco Brizio, Mantegna, Correggio, Parmigianino, Barocci, Tintoretto, Bernardino Luini, Aurelio Luini, Giulio Campi, Taddeo Zuccari, Federico Zuccai, Pomarancio, Cavalier d’Arpino, Hendrik Goltzius, Agostino Carracci, Annibale Carracci, Lodovico Carracci, Guido Reni, Domenichino, Guercino, Bernini.
The volume was given to Ambrosiana Library of Milan, where the volume is conserved yet. That has permitted to Vallecchi to reproduce the selection of one hundred plates.