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.


Torcia Francesco Saverio *

Napoli 1840 - dopo il 1891
Allievo dell’Accademia napoletana, presentò alla Mostra Borbonica del 1859 due saggi scolastici. Si specializzò poi nei paesaggi e nelle marine, ma trattò anche quadri di genere che espose alle promotrici napoletane dal 1867 al 1891 (1867, Amor di patria; 1870, Prima delle nozze; 1871, L'ammalata del popolo; 1880, Paese in primavera, Cattivo tempo; 1888, La cappella dell'Immacolata ai Gerolimini). Suoi dipinti figurarono nelle esposizioni di Torino (1878), Milano (1880, 1883, 1884) e Genova (1881, 1889).
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