An Italian Salvatore Tonci (1756-1844) was born in Rome and served in the Naples Guards; in 1797, he came to St. Petersburg, Russia, then moved to Moscow, where he lived for many years. A well educated and gifted person, a poet, musician, singer and painter, Tonci had success in high society....
. Oil on canvas. 188 x 144 cm. The Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia. Read Note.
1805. Oil on canvas. Regional Museum of Fine Arts, Irkutsk, Russia. Read Note.
Paintings of the 18th-early 20th centuries from the Reserves of the Russian Museum. by K. Mikhailova and G. Smirnov. Leningrad. 1982.