Giovanni Battista Torriglia (1858-1937)

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Author name: Giovanni Battista Torriglia.
(1858, Genoa, Italy - 1937). Best known as a Italian genre painter, Torriglia was particularly revered for his sensitive depictions of domestic family life. His paintings generally involve multi-figured compositions and involve a strong narrative element. Torriglia was keen to show that happiness was not dependent on material wealth.
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