Casanova, Giovanni Batista

PAINTER, DRAUGHTSMAN (ITALY)
BORN 2 Nov 1730, Venezia, Veneto - DIED 8 Dec 1795, Dresden, Sachsen
GRAVE LOCATION Dresden, Sachsen: Alter Katholischer Friedhof, Friedrichstrasse 54 (Feld C)

Giovanni Batista Casanova was the third child of Gaetano Casanova (1697-1733) and Giovanna Farussi (1708-1776). Both his paretns were actors in Venice. His older brother was the famous adventurer Giacomo Casanova and another brother, Francesco Casanova, worked as a portrait painter in Vienna.

He studied painting in Rome, Paris and Dresden. His teachers were Louis Sylvestre, Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, Christian Wihelm Ernst and Anton Raphael Mengs. For the king of Naples he drew Pompeji and Herculaneum. Among his students in Italy were Angelika Kauffmann and Johann Friedrich Reiffenstein.

In 1764 he returned from Rome to Dresden where was co-founder of the Art Academy. In the same year he married Teresa Roland (1744-1779) and they had several children. He became the director of the Art Gallery in Dreden and artistically he was best known for his drawings and his copies of the work of Raphael. In 1770 he published "Discorso sopra gli antichi e vari monumenti loro".

Related persons
• was teacher to Kauffmann, Angelica
• was pupil to Pettrich, Franz Seraph
• has grave monument designed by Pettrich, Franz Seraph

Images

The grave of Giovanni Batista Casanova at the Alter Katholischer Freidhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2016)

 

The grave of Giovanni Batista Casanova at the Alter Katholischer Freidhof, Dresden.
Picture by Androom (06 Aug 2016)

 

Sources
Elisabeth-Joe Harriet - casanova magazin -
Giovanni Battista Casanova – Wikipedia


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Published: 22 Jun 2019
Last update: 20 Apr 2022