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Francesco Hayez

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Ephraim, by Franceso Hayez
(1842-1844), Private collection, Terni
The Kiss (1859)
Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan

Francesco Hayez (February 10, 1791, Venice - December 21, 1882, Milan) was the main artist of Romanticism in mid-19th-century in Milan, he is most well known for his grand historical paintings excellent portraits.

Notable works include:

  • Petro Rosso Imprisoned by the Scaligeri (c. 1820)
  • A series on the Sicilian Vespers (1821-1846)
  • Destruction of the Temple of Jerusalem (c. 1867)
  • Portrait of Marin Faliero (1867)
  • Vase of flowers on the window of a harem (c. 1881)
  • The Kiss (1859) - Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan


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