A Good Book (1882). Ludovico Marchetti (Italian, 1853-1909). Oil on panel.
Marchetti received his early artistic training in the atelier of the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal. Following his studies in Rome, Marchetti left for France. He attained bronze medal status at the Paris Salon in 1889 and also developed a following in the Salons of Munich and Berlin.