Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Cabella Giovanni*

Genova 1820 ca.- ?
Fu allievo all’ Accademia Ligustica e di F. Peschiera, tramite il quale, probabilmente, entrò in contatto con la nobildonna Teresa Corsi Pallavicino, che lo aiutò a proseguire gli studi a Firenze e a Roma: qui, grazie anche a una pensione della Ligustica, frequentò gli ambienti puristi e realizzò, su commissione della stessa mecenate, Le Tre Marie al sepolcro (1849-51), apprezzato da P. Tenerani. A Genova partecipò alle mostre del 1846 e 1847 e alle Promotrici del 1852 e 1854, con opere religose e di genere. Anche ritrattista, ab-bandonò precocemente la pittura, ritirandosi a vita solitaria.
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