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.


Capiaghi Francesco*

Como 1831 - 1898
Allievo di G. Bisi all'Accademia di Brera, fu paesaggista e pittore di storia. Partecipò ai moti risorgimentali comaschi, raffigurandone gli episodi più celebri (Dopo la battaglia di San Fermo la sera del 27 maggio 1859 sul ponte di San Rocchetto, Como, Museo Civico). Tra i suoi paesaggi è da ricordare il trittico dedicato alla celebre Villa Olmo di Como e al suo parco (L'Olmo, Le tre sorelle e Cedro del parco di Villa Olmo, Como, Museo Civico).
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