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Francesco Fontebasso

(1709-1769)

Biography


This painter represented the Venetian school in Russia. A student of Sebastiano Ricci, he was one of the busiest painters in the field of monumental decoration, who painted “in oils and fresco, with such ease as to arose admiration.” In Italy he worked with Tiepolo and with Giamberrino Cignaroli from Verona on the decoration of the Palazzo Barbarigo; with Diziani on the decoration of the Palazzo Bernardi, 1743-50, and the Palazzo Contarini at S. Benedetto, c. 1748, and on his own at the Palazzo Boldł, 1744-45, and the Palazzo Duolo, c. 1743. Read Francesco Fontebasso's Full Biography

Francesco Fontebasso. Portrait of the Oculist  F. Tadini. Portrait of the Oculist F. Tadini. c.1761. Oil on canvas. 106 x 89 cm. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Order a Poster or Print
Francesco Fontebasso. Antiochus and Stratonica. Detail. Antiochus and Stratonica. Detail. . Oil on canvas 319 x 845 cm. Szepmuveseti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Francesco Fontebasso. St. Jerome's Vision  of the Virgin. St. Jerome's Vision of the Virgin. . Oil on canvas. 30 x 22 cm. Szepmuveseti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary. Read Note. Order a Poster or Print
Francesco Fontebasso. Ceiling in Palazzo Bernardi. Ceiling in Palazzo Bernardi. . Fresco. Palazzo Bernardi, Venice, Italy. Order a Poster or Print
Francesco Fontebasso. Winter. Winter. . Fresco in Palazzo Contarini, Venice, Italy. Order a Poster or Print

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