The Hopeless Case painted by Rotta in 1871
|Born||28 February 1828|
Gorizia, Kingdom of Illyria
|Died||10 or 11 September 1903|
|Education||Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia|
|Known for||genre painting, Venetian life|
|Notable work||Il Ciabattino|
Rotta was born on 28 February 1828 in Gorizia in the Kingdom of Illyria. He enrolled at the Accademia Reale di Belle Arti of Venice, where he studied under Ludovico Lipparini. His early genre paintings of Venetian scenes were followed by a number of religious and history paintings, among them Tiziano istruisce Irene di Spilimbergo ("Titian teaching Irene of Spilimberg"). He returned to genre painting, and produced many scenes of Venetian life, often featuring children. One of the best-known of these was Il Ciabattino, "the cobbler".:436
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