Vittore Ghislandi (also Fra Galgario) (1655-1743)

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Ghislandi painting, Portrait of Count Giovanni Battista Valletti

Portrait of Count Giovanni Battista Valletti

Ghislandi painting, Portrait of Giovanni Secco Suardo and his Servant

Portrait of Giovanni Secco Suardo and his Servant

Vittore Ghislandi was a late 17th and early 18th century Italian Realist painter. Ghislandi is also known in the art world as “Fra Galgario” and mainly painted portraits of noble and affluent gentlemen and ladies.

Ghislandi painting, Isabella Camozzi de Gherardi

Isabella Camozzi de Gherardi

Ghislandi painting, Portrait of a Gentleman

Portrait of a Gentleman

Ghislandi painting, Bertrama Daina de 'Valsecchi

Bertrama Daina de ‘Valsecchi

Ghislandi distinguished himself from most portrait painters of the day with his relaxed and informal portraits. Art historians have noted that Ghislandi used methods of light and shading similar to that of Rembrandt, and he has been compared to his contemporaries, Greuze and Hogarth.

Ghislandi painting, Portrait of Francesco Maria Bruntino

Portrait of Francesco Maria Bruntino

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