Antonio Ermolao Paoletti was born on 8 May 1834 in Venice, the son of a scholar and professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. He studied at the Accademia under Pompeo Marino Molmenti (1819-1894). Paoletti initially painted historical subjects but began to specialise in anecdotal paintings of children and women, usually against the stunning backdrop of his home City. He also painted a number of frescos for churches including the main altarpiece depicting the Madonna of the Rosary with St Anthony and St Materno for the parish church of Melara.
He exhibited at the major Italian galleries including Trieste, Milan, Florence and Turin as well as in Venice. He also sent works to the Vienna exhibitions. Like his father, he went on to become a professor at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Venice. He died in Venice on 13 December 1912.
Examples of his work are held by the Haworth Gallery, Litchfield District Council, Sheffield Museum and Sunderland Museum.
The painting is housed in a new, English made gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||15.5 inches x 19.5 inches (39.5cm x 49.5cm)|
|Framed Size||21.5 inches x 25.5 inches (55cm x 65cm)|