Teodoro Matteini was a painter, designer and engraver in Venice, known for his neoclassical portraits, altarpieces and history paintings. Following studies in Rome with Batoni and Mengs, he worked in Florence and Milan. He settled in Venice around 1800 and became a professor at the Academy there in 1807. His daughter, Anna, became a landscape painter.
Giovanni Folo was an Italian engraver. Born in Bassano, after studying painting there, he went to Rome where he worked in the studio of Giovanni Volpato. Folo engraved numerous works after the Old Masters, including Raphael, da Vinci, Poussin, Correggio, Michaelangelo and others, notably Christ Raising the Son of the Widow of Nain after Annibale Carracci. He was member of the Academy of St. Luke in Rome and received the gold medal of the Academy of Milan in 1807.
Full publication information: “Angelica e Medoro in Varj Modi Legati Insieme di Diversi Nodi, Orl. Fur. C. XIX S.36. All’Ornatissimo Sig. Conte Girio Caradori. Giovanni Folo D.D.D. Teodoro Matteini invento. Gio. Folo Veneto inc. e vende in Roma.”
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