Francesco Fidanza, 1747-1819
Artist: Francesco Fidanza
Title: Fisherman in a harbour at sunset
About: Città Di Castello, 1747-1819 Milan
Measurements: 99.7 x 148.4 cm
Material: oil on canvas
“Francesco Fidanza was born in 1749 in Città di Castello, near Perugia, and died in Milan in 1819. He studied drawing with his father Filippo, who died in Rome in 1790, and was a pupil of Claude Joseph Vernet, from whom he inherited a love of landscape painting and whose style he sought to imitate. He also achieved great success as a restorer (Vinci-Corsini, 2010)"
“Landscapes were highly fashionable at the time and provided a favourite genre for nobility from Britain and Northern Europe who came to Italy on the Grand Tour and would often return home with such paintings as souvenirs. These were not commissioned as merely decorative items but represented a personal gallery of experiences and images of the most significant sites encountered during their long sojourns (Vinci-Corsini, 2010)."
Literature: M. Vinci - Corsini in La Pittura Eloquente, exh. cat., Maison d’Art, Monte-Carlo 2010, n. 26, pp. 135 - 138, illus. p. 137.