Tiziana Sassoli established the Fondantico gallery in 1992 and she has been dealing in Old Master paintings for over thirty years, specializing in the italian school especially in the emilian area from XVI to XVIII century. Particular attention to quality and condition of the works of art is the main concern of the acquisition policy and the results arouse national and international collectors and museums’s interest. The gallery’s reputation has been built exactly on these rigorous standards by which the paintings are selected. The gallery holds regular exhibitions accompanied by scholarly catalogues. Edoardo Battistini, son of Tiziana Sassoli, deals with bolognese painting of the XIX and XX century, setting up exhibitions with fully illustrated catalogues. Close collaboration with art historians and museums demonstrates the Gallery’s success in working with institutions, bank foundations and museums. Tiziana Sassoli takes part regularly at the major national and international art fairs like Biennale di Firenze, Modenatiquaria, Amart and Maastricht Tefaf, by which she maintains continuous connection with institutions and museums.
Inscription::”Dell’Ill.mo Sig.r Gio. Antonio Raggi”, in the back of the original canvas. Provenance: Genoa, Giovanni Battista Raggi (1611-1657) and, by descent, to the last owners.
Sketch for the fresco of a ceiling in the Gini house, Bologna
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