Francesco Hayez
Italian, 1791 – 1882
The Kiss

An Italian historical painter, born in Venice in 1791. He studied under Maggiotto, and then at the Academy of Venice; after which he went to Rome, where he won the first prize from the Academy of St Luke. He afterwards then went to Milan where he was appointed a professor of the Academy. He painted frescoes in the Vatican in Rome, and ‘Rinaldo and Armida’ for the Academy of Venice. He died in Milan in 1882.

Beautiful, thanks C.K. for sharing.

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