1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Muzzioli, Giovanni

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[ 103 ] MUZZIOLI, GIOVANNI (1854-1894), Italian painter, was born in Modena, whither his family had removed from Castelvetro, on the 10th of February 1854. From the time that he began to attend the local academy at the age of thirteen he was recognized as a prodigy, and four years later, by the unanimous vote of the judges, he gained the Poletti scholarship entitling him to four years' residence in Rome and Florence. After his return to Modena, Muzzioli visited the Paris Exhibition, and there came under the influence of Sir L. Alma Tadema. His first important picture was "In the Temple of Bacchus" (1881); and his masterpiece, "The Funeral of Britannicus," was one of the chief successes of the Bologna Exhibition of 1888. From 1878 to his death (August 5, 1894) Muzzioli lived in Florence, where he painted the altar-piece for the church of Castelvetro.

See History of Modern Italian Art, by A. R. Willard (London, 1898).