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Redi, Tommaso

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI:
Redi, Tommaso

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Italian, 17th – 18th century, male.

Born 22 December 1665, in Florence; died 10 October 1726, in Florence.

Painter. Portraits.

Tommaso Redi studied in Florence, then went to Rome to work at the academy founded by Duke Cosimo III and directed by Carlo Maratti and Ciro Ferri. When he returned to his hometown, he was engaged to carry out a considerable amount of work at the Pitti Palace and in various churches in Florence. Peter the Great was visiting Florence at this time and was eager to establish an academy of painting in Moscow. Impressed by Redi's work, he tried every method to lure him back to Russia but Redi was not to be persuaded....

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Subjects: Painting ; 18th-Century Art

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