Tito Lessi

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Tito Lessi (Florence, 1858 – Florence, 1917) was an Italian painter.

Galileo and Viviani (1892).


He was born in Florence, then became a resident of Paris. He studied at the Florentine Academy of Fine Arts under Enrico Pollastrini and Antonio Ciseri.

He painted a watercolor titled: L' anticamera del Papa. Charles Sedelmeyer invited him to Paris. He paints small canvases: The Testament; Le lever du Dauphine; L'Interrogatorio (The Interrogation); and Le Lùeur, exhibited at Paris.[1]

For the Editor Alinari of Florence, he made a hundred drawings for their edition of Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375).[2]


  1. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti., by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 360.
  2. ^ Italian Wikipedia