Born in Siena, Italy, 1838. History painter and Professor in the Academy of Fine Arts in
Florance, and Honorary Member of that of Siena. Pupil of Professor Luigi Mussini.
His correctness in drawing was remarkable, and in 1863 he received the first prize of the Tuscan government. His picture of "Lorenzo de Medici showing his jewels to Ludovico Sforza", now in the collection of Count Saraceni in Siena, first called attention to him, and immediately gave him a high rank as an artist in Italy.
His other principal works are "The Battle of Legnano," a large work, with many figures (now in the Gallery of Modern Paintings at Florence), and "Provenzano Solvani receiving offerings from the Citizens for redeeming a Prisoner from Charles I of Puglia" (in the Palazzo Publico at Siena). "Bianca Cappello" and "The Studio of Leonardo da Vinci" are also pictures worthy of his reputation.
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< Credit Visual | Amos Cassioli, Il Carroccio di Legnano