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 Ademollo, Carlo (Italian painter, 1825-1911) , Garibaldi near Palermo

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Title Garibaldi near Palermo
Collection Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Artist Ademollo, Carlo (Italian painter, 1825-1911)
Date 1876 (dated)
Signed yes
Description Carlo Ademollo (1825-1911) studied at the Florence Academy and was appointed Painter tof the King by Victor Emmanuel II in 1859. An excellent portraitist, he painted people and events associated with contemporary Italian history. The Glasgow painting is a typical example as it portrays an important moment in the life of Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882), one of the most charismatic leaders of the Risorgimento, the patriot movement fighting to unify Italy. Garibaldi led many military campaigns and in 1860 went to Sicily where the uprisings of Messina and Palermo provided the opportunity to liberate the Island from the Neapolitan royal forces. Garibaldi arrived with an army of 1,000 volunteers and launched a siege on Palermo on May 27th. This scene shows him deliberating with his men, with Palermo seen in the distance .
Current Accession Number A223
Inscription front br 'C. Ademollo 76'
Subject history (Garibaldi)
Measurements 40 x 58 cm (estimate)
Material oil on canvas
Acquisition Details Bequeathed by Stewart M. Jack 1937.
Publications W. Philip Mayes,Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings, Drawings, Sculpture in the Collections of Paisley Corporation and the Paisley Art Institute, (Paisley, 1948), p. 7.
Rights Owner Renfrewshire Council (Paisley Museums and Art Galleries)
Author Dr Erma Hermens
 

 

 

 

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