Volume 7, Issue 2, March 2019, Page: 54-60
Fedele Fischetti and the Gallery of the Royal Casino of Carditello in Caserta (Italy)
Antonella Diana, The Royal Palace of Caserta, Caserta, Italy
Received: Oct. 14, 2018;       Accepted: May 21, 2019;       Published: Jun. 26, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190702.14      View  110      Downloads  19
Abstract
The Royal residence of Carditello, known as “ Royal Casino”, is considered one of the most beautiful and architecturally refined Reali Delizie “ville de delizie“ made by King Ferdinand of the house of Bourbon. Commissioned in the spring of 1784 for the purpose of providing necessary rural housing for the King’s animals, processing related products, and providing housing for staff, Carditello was much loved by the King. In 1787, work began on building up the small “Casino” (or “country house”) designed by Francesco Collecini. Fully furnished, the royal residence made a display of beautiful curtains, a rich art gallery and a multitude of books, as documented by the first inventory of the site, prepared immediately after its completion in 1792. In the official documents called Amministrazione di Carditello e Calvi - Conti e Cautele preserved in the Historical Archives of the Royal Palace of Caserta, there are various records that attest to the payments for work done at the apartment of the king in "Cardito" by Fedele Fischetti, and thanks to them we have been able to reconstruct the existence of works by the Neapolitan Fischetti in the Gallery of Carditello. The Gallery of Carditello, which was the main hall of the building, was commissioned and intended to be the more opulent and richer space in the apartment where Fedele Fischetti painted the frescos on the vault, drew the preparatory models of tapestries and perhaps prepared the designs for the magnificent and expensive furniture of French production.
Keywords
Royal Casino of Carditello, Bourbon Dynasty, Fedele Fischetti, Neapolitan Painter, Archival Documents
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Antonella Diana, Fedele Fischetti and the Gallery of the Royal Casino of Carditello in Caserta (Italy), International Journal of Literature and Arts. Vol. 7, No. 2, 2019, pp. 54-60. doi: 10.11648/j.ijla.20190702.14
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