By Anne Leader

Painter Sebastiano Ricci was baptized on 1 August 1659 in Belluno. 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. His work was sought after by patrons from across Europe, and he played an important role in the revival of Venetian painting in the 18th century.

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

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

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

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