By Anne Leader

Painter Sebastiano Ricci died on 15 May 1734 in Venice. Ricci traveled widely throughout Europe, working for patrons in Bologna, Rome, Modena, Florence, Parma, Venice, Vienna, London, and Paris. He is known for his painterly style and bright colors, used to great effect in portraying religious, mythological, and historical subjects.

Nymph and Satyrs, 1712-16, Oil on canvas, Musée du Louvre, Paris

The Rape of the Sabine Women, c. 1700, Oil on canvas, Liechtenstein Museum, Vienna

Source: Dulcia Meijers. “Ricci (i).” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.

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