Superb Line - Prints and Drawings from Genoa 1500–1800

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Superb Line - Prints and Drawings from Genoa 1500–1800

Published on February 6, 2024

Showcasing prints and drawings from Genoa's golden age, this display spotlights an artistic powerhouse that rivalled Venice, Florence and Rome.

From the 16th to the 18th centuries, the port city of Genoa was one of Italy's major artistic centers. Nicknamed 'La Superba' ('the proud one') by the Medieval poet Petrarch, it was among the wealthiest cities on the Italian peninsula, with strong trade links across Europe and beyond.  These links and the riches they brought made Genoa a desirable destination for painters and sculptors wanting to study or find lucrative work. 

The exhibition runs from October 5, 2023 – April 1, 2024 at the British Museum, Great Russell St., London, UK.

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