Tito Lessi

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

Galileo and Viviani (1892).


Lessi 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.

Lessi painted a watercolor titled: L' anticamera del Papa. Charles Sedelmeyer invited him to Paris, where he painted small canvases: The Testament; Le lever du Dauphine; L'Interrogatorio (The Interrogation); and Le Lùeur, exhibited at Paris.[1] He painted an Interior of the Public Library at Florence (1889).[2]

For the Editor Alinari of Florence, he made a hundred drawings for their edition of Deameron of Giovanni Boccaccio (1313-1375).[3]


  1. ^ Dizionario degli Artisti Italiani Viventi: pittori, scultori, e Architetti, by Angelo de Gubernatis. Tipe dei Successori Le Monnier, 1889, page 360.
  2. ^ Catalogue of Valuable Paintings Collected by the Late F.O. Matthiessen of New York, by American Art Association (1902), page 61-62.
  3. ^ Italian Wikipedia