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Pietro Rotari (1707 - 1762)

Do you think you may own a painting by Pietro Rotari? We perform art authentications, art appraisals, art research and provide Certificates of Authenticity (COA) as well as consultations, for all paintings by Pietro Rotari.

Young Girl Writing a Love Letter, 1755

Pietro Rotari was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Born in Verona, he led a peripatetic career, and died in St Petersburg, where he had traveled to paint for the Russian court.

Sleeping Girl

He was initially pupil of Antonio Balestra, but moved from 1725-27 to Venice, then joined the studio of Francesco Trevisani in Rome (1728-1732), and finally between 1731-34 he worked with Francesco Solimena in Naples. He then returned then to Verona, where he started a studio. But soon he was off to paint for royal and aristocratic patrons in Dresden, Vienna, and Munich.

Portrait of a Young Woman, 1760

He was much in demand as a portraitist, and painted royal families in Dresden and Saint Petersburg. He also painted the multi-figured altarpieces of the Four Martyrs (1745) for the church of the Ospedale di San Giacomo in Verona.

Alexander the Great and Roxana

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