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.


Giovannetti Raffaello*

Lucca 1795 - 1855
Studente dell'Istituto d'Arte di Lucca, nel 1822 passò a Roma, dove fu allievo di T. Minardi all'Accademia di San Luca. Risale all'anno seguente il Ritratto del duca Carlo Ludovico di Borbone. Si dedicò ai soggetti di storia e devozionali: fra le sue opere si ricordano il Martirio di Sant'Alessandro del 1840, conservato a Lucca nella chiesa omonima, il Trionfo di Castruccio degli Antelminelli principe di Lucca (1845) e infine Santa Giuliana Falconieri assume l'abito monastico offertole da San Filippo Benizzi (1854, chiesa di Sant’Andrea, Viareggio).
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