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Luigi Catani (7 November 1762 – 17 December 1840) is an Italian painter of frescoes during the neoclassical period, active in Tuscany.


Frescoes in Apartment of Elisa, Countess of Mirafiori


Biography

He was born in Prato and died in Florence. He was a pupil of Pietro Benvenuti.[1] He was employed in the decoration of churches and aristocratic palaces in the duchy, including Palazzo Incontri in Siena, San Niccolò in Prato, the Villa Medicea in Poggio a Caiano, Palazzina dei Servi, Palazzo delle Cento, Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati, Palazzo Venturi Ginori, the Royal Palace of Pisa,[2] and the Bardi chapel in Santa Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi.[3]


References

Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Prato article on Catani.
Luigi Catani pittore a palazzo Reale di Pisa, in Le Dimore di Pisa. L’arte di abitare i palazzi di una antica Repubblica Marinara dal Medioevo all’Unità d’Italia, a cura di Emilia Daniele, Firenze, Alinea, 2010, by Federico Tognoni, pp. 235-240.
Encyclopedia treccani, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 22 (1979) entry of Catani, by Agnese Fantozzi.

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