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 entered the Accademia to study art under Pompeo Marino Molmenti (1819-1894). He exhibited paintings at a number of major galleries including Trieste, Milan, Florence, Venice and Turin. He also sent works to the Vienna exhibitions.
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. 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 its original gilt frame which is in excellent condition.
|Image Size||12.5 inches x 18.5 inches (32cm x 46cm)|
|Framed Size||20.5 inches x 26.5 inches (52cm x 67.5cm)|