Marvuglia, Giuseppe Venanzio

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Marvuglia, Giuseppe Venanzio (1729–1814). Sicilian architect. He designed the tepidarium and caldarium (1789) in a stripped Neo-Classical style at the Botanic Gardens, Palermo, using the Greek Doric Order. Other designs incorporated Baroque and Classical elements, e.g. the Monastery of San Martino delle Scale, Palermo (1762–74), and the Palladian Villa Belmonte all'Acquasanta, Palermo (from 1801). His most extraordinary building is La Favorita (Palazzina Cinese—1799–1802), a partly Classical and partly Chinoiserie confection, which may have been partly designed by Giuseppe Patricola (fl. 1846–84). Marvuglia also designed the Doric Hercules Fountain at the Villa della Favorita, Palermo (c.1814).


Blunt (1968);
Meeks (1966);
Middleton & and Watkin (1987)