The present paper aims to deepen the fascinating figure of Aldo Noseda (Milan, 1853-Stresa, 1916), art connoisseur and passionate collector as well, and his relationship with the art critic Bernard Berenson. After a short biographical sketch, which highlights Noseda’s involvement on art collecting and museum organization in Milan in the late XIX century, the paper analizes a few letters, which testify their friendship and offer informations about the five paintings that the Lithuanian connoisseur purchased by the Milanese collector. The five pieces were the Virgin and Child by Lorenzo Monaco, the Madonna of the hedge by Vincenzo Foppa, the St Sebastian by Cima da Conegliano and two small wooden board presumed by Ercole de’ Roberti, but then ascribed to Vicino da Ferrara by Roberto Longhi. The sale, cleverly conducted by Aldo Noseda, will be end well and the paintigs will reach the Berenson’s “Villa I Tatti” in Settignano between december 1909 and january 1910.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Aldo Noseda e Bernard Berenson|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
- Aldo Noseda
- Art collecting
- Bernard Berenson