Marcello Bacciarelli

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Marcello Bacciarelli
Bacciarelli Self-portrait.jpg
Self-portrait, 1793
Born February 16, 1731
Rome, Italy
Died January 5, 1818(1818-01-05) (aged 86)
Warsaw, Poland
Nationality Polish-Italian
Known for Painting, drawing
Movement Baroque paintings, Neoclassical paintings

Marcello Bacciarelli (16 February 1731, Rome - 5 January 1818, Warsaw) was a Polish-Italian painter of the late-baroque and Neoclassic periods.

Biography[edit]

Fictive portrait of Władysław II Jagiełło

He studied in Rome under Marco Benefial. In 1750 he was called to Dresden, Saxony, where he was employed by Elected King Augustus III of Poland; after whose death he went to Vienna, and thence to Warsaw. There he met and worked by the side of another Italian painter in Dresden, Vienna and Warszawa, Bernardo Bellotto. He was the Director there of the newly set up Academy of Arts of Warsaw.

He painted a set of the Polish kings, from Boleslaus Chrobry forwards. That of Stanislaus II, Stanisław August Poniatowski has been engraved by A. de Marcenay de Ghuy, Küstner, and A. Fogg. He also made a portrait of Izabela Lubomirska in her wedding gown, that she commissioned years later after her marriage.[1] Bacciarelli also painted scenes from the history of Poland. He died in Warsaw.

A number of his paintings were painted for King Stanisław August Poniatowski of Poland and are in the Royal Castle in Warsaw. These include:

  • Strength, Reason, Belief, and Justice, in the Old Audience Chamber
  • The Flourishing of the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, and Trade on the ceiling of the Old Audience Chamber
  • Rebecca and Eleazar in the King's Bedroom
  • Esther and Ahasuerus in the King's Bedroom

During Bacciarelli's early years in Warsaw, the young Alexander Kucharsky began to train as a painter in his studio.[2] Another notable pupil of Bacciarelli's was Kazimierz Wojniakowski.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Ideal Eighteenth-Century Wedding Gown of Izabela Lubomirska at the Wilanów Palace Museum (accessed 9 November 2011)]
  2. ^ Le peintre KUCHARSKY at museelouisxvii.com (accessed 28 December 2007)
See also: Bacciarelli