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Alfonso Simonetti | Italian Artist (1840-1892)

Alfonso Simonetti (Naples, December 29, 1840 – 1892) was an Italian painter, mainly of romantic-style nocturnal landscapes, illuminated by moonlight.
Alfonso Simonetti completed his studies in the Royal institute of fine arts of Naples, where he studied under Gabriele Smargiassi and Giuseppe Mancinelli and gained a stipend from the local government to study in Florence in 1864. He painted both portraits and historical themes.
He was nominated to be honorary professor of the academy of Naples and knight of the order of the crown of Italy.

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