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.


Williams Penry*

Mertltyr Tydfìl (Gran Bretagna) 1798 - Roma 1885
Figlio di un pittore decoratore, nel 1819 ebbe l'opportunità di collaborare all’edizione De Romanis dell Eneide nella traduzione di A. Caro. Nel 1827 giunse a Roma dove già nel 1831 comparve alla Mostra della Società Amatori e Cultori (Una famiglia forese in viaggio, Una fontana campestre con contadini, Veduta di Castel Gandolfo). Si dedicò a una produzione di ritratti (Ritratto di G. Gibson, 1845, Roma, Accademia di San Luca), scene di genere e di costumi popolari (Donna italiana con tamburella, Dublino, National Gallery).
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