Abbot Giovanni Felice Ramelli
Painting, Visual Artist
1666 – 1740
Who was Abbot Giovanni Felice Ramelli?
He was born in Asti in the Piedmont. He became a monk in the abbey of S. Andrea in Vercelli, then in San Pietro di Gattinara, and finally was named abbott of Santa Maria Nova of Asti in 1707. He initially trained in Vercelli with the manuscript illuminator, the monk Dionision Rho. He also had contacts with the pastel painter Rosalba Carriera.
He excelled in portrait miniatures. In the Gallery of Bologna, there are miniatures of Guido Reni, Lorenzo Pasinelli, Giovanni Gioseffo Dal Sole; while in Dresden is a female portrait. In the Riksmuseum of Amsterdam, there is a miniature of Joseph and Potiphar by Carlo Cignani. The Palazzo Graziani in Pesaro has a miniature painting of a Shepherd with dead game, while at the University of Padua is a miniature of the Virgin and Child. The King of Sardinia invited him to his court, where he was for some time employed in painting the portraits of the most celebrated painters, many of which he copied from the originals, painted by themselves, in the Florentine Gallery.
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Abbot Giovanni Felice Ramelli." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2020. Web. 19 Oct. 2020. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/padre_felice_ramelli>.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
- Lived in
on July 23, 2013