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Raffaello Tancredi

La Resa di Mirandola (1810)

La Resa di Mirandola

Raffaello Tancredi (Resina, 1837 – Naples, 1916) was an Italian painter, mainly of historical subjects.


He was a pupil of the Academy of Fine Arts of Naples, obtains a three-year (1864–67) state-funded stipend to travel to Florence; in 1868 he exhibited a canvas: Buoso da Doaro recognized by his fellow citizens. At this competition both Tancredi and Alessandro Focosi, were awarded the first prize. At the Exposition Nazionale of Milan, in 1872, he exhibited il Caracciolo, who tradition holds that Francesco Caracciolo was arrested by the forces of the Papal States, due to the treason of a servant.

Tancredi became professor to Academy of Fine Arts and was knighted into the Order of the Crown of Italy.[1]

Other works
Pope Julius II on the walls of the conquered city of Mirandola (oil on canvas, 1890, City Hall of Mirandola)

Other major works by Tancredi are:

The gentelmen in the Boboli Gardens in the past century
Go to gain
Paisiello jailed for writing a Republican hymn, is released by musicians of Russian regiments stationed in Naples
The auctioneer of wine in Naples
For markets of the East
White slave men
The punctured pocket
Pope Julius II on the walls of the conquered city of Mirandola
The youth of Ferdinand IV
Famous music teacher jailed.


‘‘Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti.’’, by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 507.

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