Dictionary of Artists


To meet the requirement of scholars, art dealers, collectors or simple amateurs of having a quick and effective tool at their disposal to satisfy the various exigencies connected with the world of art, first of all the in-depth analysis of the work of painters, sculptors, engravers, photographers, etc., the "Dictionary of artists" puts itself up as an annotated list of names, sometimes accompanied, if marked by an asterisk, by a biography and by some signature examples.

Each artist is matched with a series of index cards regarding the works registered in the Data Bank of the Matteucci Institute, which can be issued on request.

The biographies are taken from the Dizionario degli artisti edited by Cristina Bonagura, integral part of the work Pittori & pittura dell'Ottocento italiano (1996-1997), coordinated by Giuliano Matteucci with the cooperation of Paul Nicholls and realized by the Redazioni Grandi Opere of the "Istituto Geografico De Agostini", to whom the Matteucci Institute expresses its sincere thanks for authorizing the circulation of the texts on line.


Baldancoli Pietro*

Firenze 1834 - 1901
Dopo un apprendistato presso il pittore V. Saccardo, nel 1848 s’iscrisse all’Accademia fiorentina dove fu allievo di A. Maffei. Nonostante l’incidente che nel 1846 lo privò del braccio destro, divenne un abile decoratore d’interni “alla maniera antica”. Collaborò alla decorazione di ville e palazzi fiorentini fra cui Palazzo Borghese e le Ville Stibbert e Favard. A Berna affrescò il soffitto dello scalone del Museo di Pittura (1870) e il vestibolo del Museo di Storia Naturale (1880). Nel 1896-1897 rinnovò la decorazione a trompe-l'oeil del salone di Palazzo Serristori a Firenze, rovinata da un incendio, rielaborando in stile neobarocco i motivi del fregio e della volta.
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