A MASTERPIECE, IN THE HISTORY OF PAINTING (9)
The Harvest Dance
Oil on canvas
48.8 × 80 cm (19.2 × 31.5 in)
License: This work is in the public domain
Raffaello Sorbi (February 24, 1844 – December 19, 1931) was an Italian painter born in Florence. He studied design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, then painting under Professor Antonio Ciseri. At the age of 18, he finished his first major job: deadly Corso Donati is transported by the monks of San Salvi to their abbey. The painting won an award at the Florentine Triennale Competition of 1861. He completed commissions for clients in America and England. In 1863, he won a contest in Rome with the Savonarola essay explains the Bible to some friends of the Convent of San Marco.
His painting of Imelda de Lambertazzi and Bonifazio Geremei (the lovers of Donizetti’s opera) was sold to Wilhelm Metzler of Frankfort, Germany.
In 1869, the sculptor Giovanni Duprè visited his studio, and commissioned a Phidias sculpts the statue of Minerva.
After this work, Sorbi mainly produces small canvases, most of which are sold at Galerie Goupil in Paris. Many are of Roman antiquity (neo-Pompeian) or of the Tuscan historical past: regatta in the Arno: il Girotondo; He Decamerone; The Florentine Concert: Il Triclinio; The Vestals Virgins leave the amphitheater after the show: It sells the land cotte; A family scene under a peristyle; Cornelia mother of Gaius and Tiberius Gracchus. Other paintings are genre scenes in the dress and finery of the 18th century.
Among his works, Lo Corsa delle carrette nel Circo and il serraglio agli sposi, were bought by the Silley of London, and Le Maggiolate bought by the signor Egisto Vannucci of Florence. Many of his works have been acquired by English collectors. Among his works are a series of games, including Il Giuoco delle Bocce, delle Carte, Pallone della Ruzzola, and della Mora. He painted a convalescence of Dante.
In 1870, at the Mostra of Fine Arts in Parma, he exhibited La strada. Sorbi became an academician at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts in Florence and resident professor and honorary associate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Urbino.
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