Pellegrini was born and died in Venice. His work was influenced by Sebastiano Ricci. In 1708 he visited England with Marco Ricci (Sebastiano's nephew and pupil), and worked there until 1713. He was largely a painter of decorative scenes, and was employed extensively in Northern Europe - in Germany, the Low Countries and France. He married the sister of the portraitist Rosalba Carriera.
Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
1675 - 1741
Paintings by Giovanni Antonio Pellegrini
This is a modello (a preparatory sketch of an entire composition) for a large picture commissioned to celebrate the marriage of Johann Wilhelm, Elector Palatine, and Anna Maria Luisa de‘ Medici, daughter of Cosimo III de’ Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, which had taken place in 1691.The groom, dre...
This painting depicts a story taken from the Book of Genesis. Abraham had sent a servant to his homeland to find a bride for his son, Isaac. The servant came to a well, and waited for a woman kind enough to provide both him and his 10 camels with water: this woman would be the perfect bride for I...
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