Ubaldo Gandolfi

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Madonna with Child, Saint Dominic and Vincenzo Ferreri (ca. 1773).

Ubaldo Gandolfi (1728–1781) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, mainly active in and near Bologna.

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He was born in San Matteo della Decima and enrolled by the age of 17 at the Clementine Academy, where he apprenticed with Ercole Graziani the Younger, Felice Torelli, and Ercole Lelli. He was from a large family of prolific artists, including his sons Giovanni Battista and Ubaldo Lorenzo, as well as his brother Gaetano and nephews Mauro, Democrito (who became a pupil of Antonio Canova), and niece Clementina. Together, they are considered among the last representatives of the grand manner of painting characteristic of the Bolognese school, that had risen to prominence nearly two centuries earlier with the Carracci.

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  1. Guida del forestiere per la città di Bologna e suoi sobborghi, by Girolamo Bianconi; Annesio Nobili, Bologna, 1820, page 504.
  2. Annali della città di Bologna dalle sua origine, 1796, Volume 8, page 740.

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