Giulio Traballesi

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Annotated engraving of Jacopo Inghirami by Giulio Traballesi, 1763

Giulio or Giuliano Traballesi or Trabellesi (1727–1812) was an Italian designer and engraver.


He was born in Florence. After training with Agostino Veracini and Francesco Conti (painter) in Florence, Trabellesi studied architecture under Antonio Galli-Bibiena. He widened his experience by studying painting based on the works of Antonio da Correggio of Parma and those of painters from Bologna.[1] In 1775, he became professor of painting at the Brera Academy of Milan, where his style reflected the reigning neoclassicism of Mengs. He painted in Milan for the residences of the Busca and Serbelloni. Among his pupils at the academy was Andrea Appiani.[2]

His drawings for the collection of portraits of illustrious Florentines was engraved by Giuseppe Allegrini and others. He made etchings after Italian painters of the School of Bologna, among them:

  1. The Communion of St. Jerome after Agostino Carracci
  2. Saints Alo & Petronius kneeling before Virgin & Conversion of St. Paul after Ludovico Carracci
  3. The Circumcision after Reni
  4. Communion of St. Catharine after Giacomo Cavedone


  1. ^ "Giuliano Traballesi", Grove Art excerpts - Electronic, 2003, Oxford Art Online. Retrieved 19 September 2012.
  2. ^ *Caimi, Antonio (1862). Delle arti del designo e degli artisti nelle provincie di Lombardia dal 1777-1862. Milan, Italy: Presso Luigi di Giacomo Pirola. pp. 43–44.