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Angelo Trevisani

Also Known As: "Angelo Barbieri", "Angelo Trevisan", "Angelo Trevisano", "and Angelo Barbieri detto Trevisan"
Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Koper, Koper, Slovenia
Death: 1755 (86)
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Son of Antonio Trevisani and Dominga Trevisani
Brother of Francesco Trevisani

Occupation: painter and copperplate engraver, pittore
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About Angelo Trevisani

Angelo Trevisani (1669 – after 1753) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque, active mainly in Venice.

He was born in Venice (or possibly Capodistria), the brother of Francesco Trevisani who was born in Capodistria, and who painted mainly in Rome under the patronage of cardinal Ottoboni. Angelo was a pupil of Andrea Celesti. He also painted for the Sanctuary of the Madonna del Pilastrello in Lendinara. He was influenced by Antonio Balestra.

Among his pictures were Expulsion of Moneychangers from the Temple for SS. Cosmo e Damiano, Venice; Dream of S. Theresa for San Pietro in Oliveto, in Brescia; and Madonna for the Gallery in Madrid, others included Putti Musicians, the Guardian Angel and the Self-Portrait.

Bartolomeo Nazari was one of his pupils.

Angelo Trevisani (1669-1755),painter and copperplate engraver, also known as Angelo Barbieri, Angelo Trevisan, Angelo Trevisano, and Angelo Barbieri detto Trevisani, was the brother of Francesco Trevisani. He was born in Venice (possibly Capodistria, like Francesco?) in 1669.

Accounts differ on the dates of his birth and death, but it is known that he was living in 1753. Though he occasionally painted historical subjects, he was more employed as a portrait painter, by which branch of art he excelled in and acquired both fame and fortune. He was taught by the Venetian Andrea Celesti (1637-1712) and was also a pupil of Antonio Balestra (1666-1740).

Angelo painted altarpieces for Rovigo and Venice, including Istria. A self-portrait is in the Uffizi, and there are portraits of both of the Trevisani brothers in the painters' portrait gallery in Florence. Putti musicanti, attributed to Angelo (Trevisani) Barbieri. Oil on canvas, 38.8 x 48.2 in. / 98.5 x 122.5 cm.

Among his works are:

   Expulsion of Money-Changers from the Temple, SS. Cosmo e Damiano, Venice.
   Dream of S. Theresa, San Pietro in Oliveto, in Brescia.
   Madonna, Gallery at Madrid.
   I Miracoli della Madonna (la rotta dell’Adige, la Pestilenza 1630), six paintings at Santuario della Madonna del Pilastrello, in Lendinara, Rovigo, Veneto
   Visitazione della Vergine e Santa Maria Elisabetta, Chiesa di San Zaccaria, Venezia
   Registration of the Labia Family in the Gold Rolls of the Venetian Nobility, ceiling painting, Sala dello Zodiaco, Palazzo Labia. Maria Labia, patroness of Tiepolo, is presumed to have commissioned the work
   Venice Exercising Justice and Peace (done by Angelo Barbier, alias Trevisani, around 1734), Ballroom of Palazzo Labia; commissionied by Maria Labia to celebrate her son's wedding
   Pope Leo the Great and Saints
   Healing of a Blind Man
   Martyrdom of St. Thomas, High Altar, right wall, San Stae, Venice
   Angelo Custode, Painting, Oil/canvas (42x27.5 cm) -
   Begegnung zweier Heiliger, Painting, Oil/canvas (42x27.5 cm) -
   Alexander the Great, Aristotole and Diogenes, Painting, Oil/canvas (84x118 cm) -
   San Giuseppe con Gesù Bambino, Painting, Oil/copper (22.5x17 cm) -
   A man with an upraised arm, inscribed 'Trevisani' (upper right); red chalk. 6 1/2 x 9 1/4 in. (165 x 235 mm.)
   Man with a upraised Arm, Drawing-Watercolour, Red chalk/paper (16.5x23.5 cm) -
   Study of a Man holding a Horse and a Hand holding a Book, Drawing-Watercolour, Red chalk (33x18.5 cm) -
   Head of a Donkey/Studies of Hands, Drawing-Watercolour, Red chalk (10x13 cm) -
   Die Heilige Familie, Painting, Oil/canvas (100x75 cm) -
   A Man Lifting a Barrel / A Draped Nude, Drawing-Watercolour, Red chalk/paper (20.5x27 cm) -
   A Man lifting a Barrell (recto); A draped Nude sitting on a Barrel, holding a rope (verso) red chalk, watermark three crescents, minor loss made up 8 x 10 in. (205 x 269 mm.) are part of a group of drawings which bear a charastistic inscription 'trevisani'. This group is often wrongly attributed to Francesco Trevisani but is in fact by his homonym Angelo Trevisani. A drawing bearing an old attribution to Angelo Trevisani, which is very close in handling to the present one, is in the Gabinetto dei Disegni e delle Stampe, Bologna, G. Gaeta Bertel, Artisti italiani dal XVI al XIX secolo, exhib. cat. Museo Civico, Bologna, 1977, no. 61, fig. 61. Another drawing by Angelo Trevisani was sold at Christie' London, 15 June 1976, lot 26.

Antonio Balestra (1666-1740) was influenced by Trevisani (he may have been a pupil). One of his apprentices, Bartolomeo Nazari, is described as having studied under both brothers Trevisani:

   The Nazari were a family of portrait painters of considerable importance in Venice during the 18th century. Bartolomeo, the head of the family, was born of poor parents at Clusone, near Bergamo on May 10, 1699. The protection of Count Ferdinand Thurn and Taxis secured his admission at the age of seventeen [in 1716] into Angelo Trevisani's studio at Venice. His training was completed by a short visit to Rome in 1723, where he studied under Trevisani's brother, Francesco, and under Benedetto Lutti. [F.J.B. Watson, "The Nazari - A Forgotten Family of Venetian Portrait Painters". © 1949 The Burlington Magazine, Vol. 91, No. 552 (Mar., 1949), pp. 75-79.] -

Angelo was still thriving in 1753, but he is sometimes shown as having died in that year, 1755 or 1758.


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Koper, Koper, Slovenia
Age 86