Tiziana Sassoli
Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli
Fondantico di Tiziana Sassoli
Via de' Pepoli 6/E
40125 Bologna (BO)
T +39 051 265980
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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 the 16th to 18th century. Particular attention to quality and condition of the works of art is the main concern of the acquisition policy and the results arouse the interest of national and international collectors, as well as museums. The gallery’s reputation has been built exactly on these rigorous standards, which also determine the selection of paintings. The gallery holds regular exhibitions accompanied by scholarly catalogues. Edoardo Battistini, son of Tiziana Sassoli, deals in Bolognese painting of the 19th and 20th 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 regularly takes part in major national and international art fairs like the Florence International Biennial Antiques Fair, Modenatiquaria, Amart and TEFAF Maastricht, by which she maintains continuous connections with institutions and museums.

"Racconti d'arte. Dipinti e disegni dal XVI al XIX secolo"

Fondantico 2020

(Bologna 1575 - 1642)

Sleeping Cupid

Oil on canvas, cm 53x63

Bearing the inscription: ”Dell’Ill.mo Sig.r Gio. Antonio Raggi”, on the back of the original canvas. Provenance: Genoa, Giovanni Battista Raggi (1611-1657) and by descent to the last owners.

(San Matteo della Decima 1734 - Bologna 1802)

Venus chaining Love

1770 - 1772
Oil on canvas, cm 34,5x44,5

Sketch for the frescoed ceiling in the Casa Gini, Bologna.

(documented in the first quarter 16th century)

Saint Jerome in Prayer

1515 - 1520 circa
Oil on canvas, cm 213x163

Bibliography: A. Mazza, "L’andata al Calvario di Lovere. Iterazioni di modelli figurativi nell’ultimo tempo di Marco Palmezzano" in "L’andata al Calvario di Marco Palmezzano", Lovere, 2014, p. 54, note 41; D. Benati in "Antichi maestri: disegni e dipinti dal XVI al XIX secolo", exhibition catalogue, Bologna, 2015, pp. 13-18; B. Tanzi, "Filippo da Verona", Cremona, 2019, p. 72, n. 21