1847 - 1912Andrea Landini was born in Florence on 10th December, 1847. His artistic talent was apparent from an early age and he studied painting under Pasquini and Ciseri.
Landini painted some portraits and flowers subjects but he is best known for his ecclesiastical subjects depicting cardinals in their fine robes. These paintings are often humorous but are painted with fine attention to detail. The artist's use of rich purples and crimsons give his paintings a jewel-like quality and confirm his place as one of the finest artists of this genre. Landini exhibited his works in Florence and Paris; his final exhibition being in 1911 at the Society of French Artists.