Frederigo Andreotti was born in Florence on the 6th March, 1847. He studied at the Academy there under the tutelage of Pollastrini and Tricca and he was subsequently made a professor and was awarded a scholarship. Andreotti was highly regarded in Florence during his lifetime and the king of Italy commissioned him to produce the large painting ‘Savonarola’ which was highly regarded and enhanced his reputation. He also executed many frescoes and decorative paintings in Florence.
The artist was very popular abroad and between 1879 and 1883 he exhibited his work at the Royal Academy in London. He perfected the art of painting decorative genre paintings which often carried a romantic theme or told a story and he was renowned for painting 17th and 18th century Italian costumes and interiors.
Exhibited: The Royal Academy (1879 - 1883)
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