Giacomo Favretto

1849-1887 Italy/Realism

 

Brief Biography-Giacomo Favretto was born in Venice in 1849. He was taught at the Accademia in Venice and was influenced by the works of Ludwig Johann Passini and Michele Cammarano. Around the age of thirty he lost sight in one eye through infection, however his health improved afterwards. Genre scenes were his principal subject. His works twice won acclaim at the Brera Academy in Milan and he went on to exhibit at the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1878. His paintings sold well in London in his later years. He died in Venice in 1887.

 

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after the bath

after the bath


killing a rat

killing a rat

entrance to a
noble home

entrance to a noble home

feeding
the pigeons

feeding the pigeons

girl in
the window

girl in the window

girl next to a vase
of roses

girl next to a vase of roses

music in
the family

music in the family

promenade in the
piazzetta

promenade in the piazzetta


self portrait

self-portrait by Giacomo Favretto

the guidini
family

the guidini family


the poultry seller

the poultry seller


traveling musicians

traveling musicians


venetian lady

venetian lady