- Luigi Sabatelli
By some, Sabatelli was regarded as the most talented of the Tuscan painters of the generation after
Pietro Benvenuti. He studied in his native city and in Rome. In 1808 he accepted a professorship of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts at Milanand held the post until his death, except for a brief furlough between 1822 and 1825. His first important work in oils was the large picture representing the "Meeting of David and Abigail", which now hangs opposite Benvenuti's "Judith" in the Lady Chapel of the cathedral at Arezzo. Sabatelli's reputation rests on frescos (1822-1825) in the Hall of the Iliadat the Pitti Palace(the first room of the Picture Gallery), consisting of eight lunettes and a large circular medallion illustrating scenes from the Homeric poems.
His sons, Giuseppe (1813-1843) and
Francesco Sabatelli(1801-1829), were painters and professors of art in Florence.
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