Roberto Rasinelli

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Roberto Rasinelli (Rome, circa 1840 - 1910) was an Italian painter, mainly painting landscapes and genre scenes, in oil and watercolor. He often painted his landscapes on site, outdoors.


He was for many years a resident of Bologna. He completed his studies in Rome at the Academy of Fine Arts of St Luke. He displayed in 1877 at the National Exhibition: Buon consiglio and L'età delle rose. In 1880 at Turin, he displayed: La conca del pranzo; and in 1883 at Rome and 1884 at Turin: Lo Stabilimento dei bagni a Ripetta (I Bagni nel Tevere). He painted rural scenes from the Lazio. He painted Aqueduct of Claudius, exhibited in 1886 at Florence. Moving to Bologna, he painted the bolognese countryside: Giornata d' inverno. Other paintings of this artist are: L' ora del pasto; Ruderi; Lungo il Tevere; Giovinezza; Ora triste.[1] In later years, he lost his sight, and after he died he left his studio and home on Via Margutta 51 in Rome to the Istituto dei ciechi di Sant’Alessio[2]