Lot N: 0332
ANTONIO BECCADELLI (1718 - 1803)
168 x 110 cm
Antonio Beccadelli was born in Bologna in 1718 and he died in 1803. He was a pupil of Felice Torelli and may have studied with Giuseppe Carlo Pedretti. He mainly paints genre subjects and everyday life, interpreting at best the painting of Giuseppe Maria Crespi. With the passing of the years he diminished his career as a painter to devote himself to the trade of works of art and to the restoration. In 1754 he was elected clementine academic. It is the artist’s peculiar operation to combine the naturalism of frizz with the inventive ideas offered by the Flemish and Dutch traditions.
His paintings are mainly found in private collections, but they have also appeared in public galleries.
Pubblication: Angelo Mazza, Antonio Beccadelli, pittore "negoziante di quadri", scena di convito, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Cesena, Galleria dei dipinti antichi, 2011, p. 89.