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.


Torrini Pietro *

Firenze 1852 - dopo il 1888
Esordì nel 1875 a Firenze nell’ambito della Mostra per il Centenario di Michelangelo (Michelangelo scolpisce il Mosè). In seguito si dedicò a temi di facile effetto (Vecchia con gallina, Vecchio col fiasco, Il solletichino, esposti alla Promotrice di Genova nel 1887) con i quali ottenne successo di mercato (The visit to the nurse, Youth and Age, esposti a Londra nel 1888). Decorò il nuovo stabilimento fotografico Brogi, sul Lungarno alle Grazie a Firenze.
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