CABIANCA was a talented stuccoist whose most notable identified work is
the series of stucco decorations and three-dimensional frames executed
for Proc. Andrea Antonio Giuseppe Cornaro (H-29)
at Villa Cornaro in Piombino Dese in 1716
to enhance and surround the elaborate fresco cycle to be created there
by Mattia Bortoloni in the following year.
of Bortolo Cabianca for the decorative treatment at Piombino Dese may
have derived from the fact that his brother, the talented Venetian sculptor
Francesco Cabianca (c. 1665-1737), was engaged during the same period
in creating the stucco decoration at Ca' Cornaro
della Ca' Granda in Venice for Proc. Andrea's Cornaro cousins in
the S. Maurizio line of the family.
Bortolo was awarded
the Piombino Dese commission only after first executing earlier in 1716
a series of decorations for Proc. Andrea at his palazzo in S. Massimo
Parish at Padua.