Sebastiano Ricci engraving 1799 Figure 37 fine laid paper rare very old. He was born in Belluno. The son of Andreana and Livio Ricci.
In 1671, he was apprenticed to Federico Cervelli. Others claim Ricci's first master was Sebastiano Mazzoni. In 1678, a youthful indiscretion led to an unwanted pregnancy, and ultimately to a greater scandal, when Ricci was accused of attempting to poison the young woman in question to avoid marriage.He was imprisoned, and released only after the intervention of a nobleman, probably a Pisani. He married the pregnant mother in 1691, although this was a stormy union. Following his release he moved to Bologna. Where he lived near the Parish of San Michele del Mercato.
His painting style there was apparently influenced by Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole. On 28 September 1682 he was contracted by the "Fraternity of Saint John of Florence" to paint a Decapitation of John the Baptist for their oratory.
On 9 December 1685, the Count of San Segundo near Parma. Commissioned from Ricci the decoration of the Oratory of the Madonna of the Seraglio, which he completed in collaboration of Ferdinando Galli-Bibiena. In 1686, the Duke Ranuccio II Farnese. Commissioned s Pietà for a new Capuchin convent.In 1687-8 Ricci decorated the apartments of the Parmense Duchess in Piacenza. With canvases recounting the life of the Farnese pope, Paul III. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "artsavy" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.