Tav. XXXV, Veduta del laghetto della R. Villa presso Monza, E. Silva, Dell’arte de'giardini inglesi.
Royal Gardens

Ercole Silva

An outstanding personality of late-18th-century Milan, Ercole Silva was a man of enlightened and antiquarian culture. A student of law and art, he was above all a refined bibliophile and a great collector, as well as mixing with some of the most celebrated intellectuals and scientists of his day, from Parini to Manzoni, the Verri brothers, Beccaria and the mathematician Paolo Frisi.