Olga's Gallery

Francesco Fontebasso - Paintings Gallery

(1709-1769)


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 Boldù, 1744-45, and the Palazzo Duolo, c. 1743.

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.
Francesco Fontebasso. Antiochus and Stratonica. Detail. Antiochus and Stratonica. Detail. . Oil on canvas 319 x 845 cm. Szepmuveseti Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary. Read Note.
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.
Francesco Fontebasso. Ceiling in Palazzo Bernardi. Ceiling in Palazzo Bernardi. . Fresco. Palazzo Bernardi, Venice, Italy.
Francesco Fontebasso. Winter. Winter. . Fresco in Palazzo Contarini, Venice, Italy.