Master Drawings, Alexander McCargar, 2022 Ricciardi Prize Winner

Announcing This Year’s Ricciardi Essay Prize Winner: Alexander McCargar

Master Drawings is thrilled to salute Alexander McCargar, this year’s winner of our Annual Ricciardi Prize!   In “Copy or Coincidence? Pietro Righini and the Bibiena Legacy,” McCargar enriches the reader’s experience by applying his expertise in stage design to drawings, shedding new light on the influential role eighteenth-century scenographer Pietro Righini had on his contemporaries including the renowned stage designers of the Bibiena family.

Please join us in congratulating Mr. McCargar on his excellent contribution to the field, the journal’s best by a scholar under the age of 40 in 2021!   Look for this fascinating article to appear in our Summer Issue (Vol 60, Issue 2).  News of our upcoming symposium featuring this topic will be announced in the coming weeks.