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ROTARI, Pietro or Pietro Antonio (1707 - 1762), Painter, pastellist, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ROTARI, Pietro or Pietro Antonio (1707 - 1762), Painter, pastellist, engraver

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 30 September 1707, in Verona; died 31 August 1762, in St Petersburg.

Painter, pastellist, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits, genre scenes.

Rotari was the pupil of Antonio Balestra, with whom he worked until he was 18 years old and whose style he imitated for some time. After spending two years in Venice, he went to Rome in 1727, entering the

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