12 Works, Today, April 13th is artist Attilio Simonetti’s day, his story, illustrated with footnotes #102

Attilio Simonetti

Oil on panel
cm 25.5 x 40
Private collection

Attilio Simonetti (1843–1925) was an Italian painter and Antiquarian.

He was born and resided imainly in Rome. Son of Francesco, a Roman jeweler and mosaicist, part of a family of mosaicists. A 16-year-old Attilio was apprenticed with the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny at the urging of the painter Nicola Ortis of Perugia.

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Author: zaidangallery

I search Art History for Beautiful works that may, or may not, have a secondary or unexpected story to tell. I then write short summaries that grow from my research. Art work is so much more when its secrets are exposed

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