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Vittore Ghislandi (Fra Galgario) – 130 x 80 cm

Vittore Ghislandi (Fra Galgario) – 130 x 80 cm

54,000.00 STIMA

Category: Paintings

Artist: Vittore Ghislandi (Fra Galgario) 

Title of Work: Ritratto di gentiluomo con strumento scientifico, circa 1702 

Material: Olio su tela 130 x 80 cm 

WALLET: 0x6E60F381d4F4D2099F4A73f37ABa951f1D873f60

SKU: 0026 Category:


STIMA VALUE INDEX – Vittore Ghislandi (Fra Galgario)

Fra’ Galgario (4 March 1655 – December 1743), born Giuseppe Vittore Ghislandi, and also called Fra’ Vittore del Galgario, was an Italian painter, mainly active in Bergamo as a portraitist during the Rococo or late-Baroque period.

He was born in Bergamo to an artist father, Domenico Ghislandi. Initially he entered the studio of Giacomo Cotta, then Bartolomeo Bianchi, and finally the studio of Sebastiano Bombelli in Venice of the 1690s. He also reported trained with the German portrait artist Salomon Adler in Milan.

In 1702, he entered the religious life in the Order of the Minims of the Monastery of Galgario, in Bergamo. He assumed the name of the saint for whom the monastery is named. He was elected a member of the Milanese Accademia Clementina in 1717.

He is said to blend the attention to colorism and glamour that captivates Renaissance-Baroque portraiture of Venice, with the realism of Milanese art such as that of Moroni. Among his pupils were Paolo BonominoCesare Femi, and Pietro Gualdi (18th century painter).[1]

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