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Title The Introduction
Collection Towneley Hall Art Gallery and Museums, Burnley
Artist Andreotti, Federigo (Italian painter, 1847-1930)
Date Earliest about 1865
Date Latest 1930
Signed yes
Description Andreotti was born in Florence and studied there at the Academy, eventually becoming Professor of Art. He was noted for his paintings of figures in seventeenth and eighteenth century costume and even received a commission from the King. Andreotti also painted frescoes in and around Florence. He exhibited eight paintings in Britain at the Royal Academy between 1870 and 1883. He often employed the same three models as seen in the Burnley painting, usually depicting the same scene of a courting couple with the woman's father present. The female model is depicted wearing the same dress in The Music Lesson (Sotheby's, London, 15 June 1994) which is probably contemporary to the Burnley painting, but unfortunately it is also undated.
Current Accession Number PA/OIL 151
Inscription front lr 'F. Andreotti'
Subject everyday life ( young couple being introduced)
Measurements 102 x 75 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Purchased with funds from the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest 1949.
Provenance R. Haworth, Blackburn.
Rights Owner Burnley Borough Council, Towneley Hall
Author Lisa Howard



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