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Antonio Ridolfi

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Name  Antonio Ridolfi

Antonio Ridolfi (Mezzana, 1824 - Siena, 1900) was an Italian painter, depicting sacred and historical subjects, as well as costume genre pieces.

Biography

While born in the Province of Trento, he lived in Siena most of his adult life. He studied under Francesco Nenci and Luigi Mussini at the Art Institute of Siena. He derived a Neoclassic, Purismo style recalling Ingres He exhibited at Milan, in 1872, depicting Buondelmonte dei Buondelmonti, nel momento in cui gli vien mostrata la Donati. At the 1884 National Exposition of Turin were displayed: Al tempio; Un fiore; and Nel tempio. Other works include Francesca da Rimini.

Ridolfi painted the altarpiece depicting The Madonna in glory between Saints Peter and Paul for the parish church of Santi Pietro e Paolo in Mezzana. Other sacred works are found in the Collegiata di Santa Maria Assunta in Casole d'Elsa (where he painted alongside Amos Cassioli), in the decoration of the Palazzo Pubblico of Siena, and in the Museo Cassioli of Asciano.

Among his works are a Portrait of Sallustio Bandini. and Santa Perpetua comforts her father.

References

Antonio Ridolfi Wikipedia


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