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 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.

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

Fondantico 2020

Sleeping Cupid

Oil on canvas, cm 53x63

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.

Venus chaines Love

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

Sketch for the fresco of a ceiling in the Gini house, Bologna

Madonna and Child

Firmato e datato in basso a sinistra: “ELISAB.TA SIRANI /. F./1660”.
Oil on canvas, cm 96x74,5

Bibliography: C.C. MALVASIA, "Felsina pittrice. Vite de’ pittori bolognesi", Bologna, 1678, II, p. 469 (2nd ed. Bologna, 1841, II, p. 395); A. Modesti, "Elisabetta Sirani ‘virtuosa’. Women’s Cultural Production in Early Modern Bologna," Turnhout, 2014, pp. 263-264, fig. 41.

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, nota 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