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.


Guascone Felice*

? - Genova 1830 ca.
Attivo a Genova dall'inizio del XIX secolo, fu apprezzato ritrattista, miniaturista e autore di dipinti storici, caratterizzati al tempo stesso dalla dimensione allegorica e da quella popolaresca (Il ritorno di Napoleone dall'Egitto nell'ottobre 1799, 1800 ca.; Il codice civile di Napoleone, 1807 ca.; Allegoria della Libertà, 1810 ca.; La Liguria nel 1814, 1815 ca., Genova, Museo del Risorgimento). Nella cattedrale di San Lorenzo a Genova si conserva Visita fatta al Porto franco di Genova da S.S. Papa Pio VII (1816 ca.). Fu anche incisore.
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