Born in Florence on March 19, 1862, died in Paris in October 1923. Of very humble origin, so much so that until he was fifteen he worked as a carpenter, attended the Florentine Academy, then the studio of Giovanni Fattori, whose subjects he imitated - horses, sheep, cowboys - if not the technique. His first works were good and praised: II ford, which appeared in 1887 at the Venice Exposition; The sick horse, a canvas with which in the same year the author won the Fumagalli prize in Milan, and which was purchased by Ernesto Rossi; Mazzeppa, who, exhibited in Bologna in 1888, earned the Panerai appointment as professor in that Academy; A cow stable, presented to the Florentine Promoter of 1890; One evening, he was awarded an award in Florence in 1892. Then the artist, who was so well on the way to a sure fame, preferred to devote himself to the most lucrative genre painting with an eighteenth-century subject. The Gallery of Modern Art in Milan preserves Butteri in Maremma by him.


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