Il Tiberio, Volume 1, Number 7, 15 February 1897


Il Tiberio was a manuscript magazine produced in Barcelona at the end of the 19th century. It contained articles, reviews of artistic and other cultural and political matters, and original drawings. Contributors included such writers and artists as Marià Pidelaserra, Gaietà Cornet, Ramon and Juli Borrell, Emili Fontbona, Filibert Montagut, Josep Victor Solà Andreu, Joan Comellas i Viñals, and Ramon Riera Moliner. They were all members of a group that had formed in the classrooms of Acadèmia Borrell and the tavern El Rovell de l’Ou, located on Hospital Street in Barcelona. The Catalan painter Pere Ysern Alié received the magazine in Rome, where he went in 1896−98 to further his artistic training. Through it, Ysern kept informed about Catalan current affairs and about the activities of the group of intellectuals and artists of which he was part, and who were his friends and colleagues. The magazine was so named because Il Tiberio was the nickname that Riera Moliner used for Pere Ysern. In all, 35 issues plus five special issues of Il Tiberio appeared between November 15, 1896 and May 1, 1898.

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