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.


Papa Ercole*

Attivo a Napoli nella seconda metà del XIX secolo
Formatosi all’Accademia di Napoli, si specializzò nella pittura di paesaggio, spesso arricchita da figure. Fu presente alle mostre borboniche nel 1855, con Eremo dei Monaci Trinitari, e nel 1859, con Paesaggio di composizione (Scena tratta dall’Ariosto). Espose ancora nel 1863 alla Promotrice partenopea e nel 1872 a Milano, dove inviò La perlustrazione e Una campagna meridionale. Fu anche ritrattista.
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