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Raphael Pinti, 1826-1881

Nationality: Italian?
Date of Birth: 1826
Place of Birth:
Date of Death: 1881.07.31
Place of Death: London

Identity:

Raphael Pinti was an art dealer and picture restorer.

Life:

In 1868 he commissioned the Florence based Antonio Ciseri (1821-1891) to paint a second version of his Transport of the body of Christ (the first version is in the Galleria d'Arte Moderna di Palazzo Pitti, Florence). Charles Cattermole visited Ciseri's studio in 1869/1870 to negotiate engraving rights, preumably intending to use Pinti's version.

He is described as C. A. Howell's 'partner' in 1872.

Bibliography:

Olson, Roberta J. M., Ottocento. Romanticism and Revolution in 19th century Italian Painting, The American Federation of Arts, New York, 1992, p. 177; Weinberg, Gail S., 'D.G. Rossetti's ownership of Botticelli's 'Smeralda Brandini', The Burlington Magazine, 2004, pp. 24-25.