TORRIGLIA Giovanni Battista
A FISHERMAN’S FAMILY
Oil on canvas: 43.5 x 62.5 cm / 17.1 x 24.6 in
Signed lower left
Painter of religious subjects and genre scenes.
Giovanni Battista Torriglia was a student at the Academy for Languages in Genova from 1875 to 1882. In 1886 he won the Durazzo scholarship. He continued his education in Florence, where he became friends with Nicolo Barabino and Tito Lessi. He settled there permanently in 1901.
Torriglia mainly painted religious and historical subjects and genre scenes in a moderate realism. He had a preference for subjects from daily life, domestic interiors and many proverbial personages, meticulously executed and in his own way, with which he reflected the prevailing taste of his time in the scenes itself.
Torriglia also worked for various churches in Florence, Salviola, Monte Figogna and Sestri Levante.
He has worked a lot in Sestri Levante, one of the most beautiful villages in Italy.
Genova 1858 - Florence 1937
E. Bénézit, "Dictionary of Artists", Paris 2006, Vol. 13, p. 1093.
M. Agnellini, "Ottocento; Cronache dell'Arte Italiana dell'Ottocento", Nr. 22, Milan 1993, p. 289.
U. Thieme & F. Becker, "Allgemeines Lexikon der bildenden Künstler; von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart", Leipzig 1978, Vol. 33, p. 307.