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.


Ragnoni Gratognini Francesca*

Milano 1850 - dopo il 1898
Studiò privatamente sotto la guida del paesaggista lombardo G. B. Lelli, dal quale apprese la nitida stesura e l’attenta traduzione del motivo. In modi di pacato realismo, eseguì studi dal vero in Valtellina, sulla costa di Portofino e soprattutto in Valsesia. Fu presente alle mostre milanesi dal 1873 al 1896 (1873, Campagna lombarda, Castello di Baja presso Napoli; 1876, Veduta del Ticino a Tornavento, Veduta in Valtellina sopra Santa Caterina; 1885, Presso Nervi, Paesaggio nel Vercellese, Paesaggio in Valsesia).
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