On this day in 1836, Tuscan artist Adriano Cecioni was born in Fontebuona in Vaglia just north of Florence. Part of the macchiaioli group, Cecioni studied and worked in Florence, Naples, Paris, and London, where he was employed as a caricaturist for Vanity Fair. He died in Florence at the age of 49.

For more on Cecioni see: Philip Ward-Jackson. “Cecioni, Adriano.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. http://www.oxfordartonline.com/subscriber/article/grove/art/T015080.

Child with a Rooster, marble, 1868, Florence, Palazzo Pitti, Galleria d’Arte Moderna

Portrait of Cecioni, ca. 1900

La zia Erminia (Aunt Erminia), 1867-70

Statesmen No.115: Caricature of Mr S Morley MP, Caption reads: “Dissent,” Vanity Fair, 15 June 1872

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