Artist Search
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z 

 Cesare Auguste Detti  (1847 - 1914)

About: Cesare Auguste Detti


Examples of his work



Exhibits - current  

Discussion board

Send me updates


Signature Examples*

Buy and Sell: Cesare Auguste Detti
  For sale ads

Auction results*

  Wanted ads Auctions upcoming for him*  


Place a classified ad  
Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: genre paintings

Login for full access
View AskART Services

*may require subscription

Available for Cesare Auguste Detti:

Biographical information (Cesare Detti)


Dealers (Cesare Detti)


Auction records - upcoming / past (Cesare Detti)


Signature Examples* (Cesare Detti)


Discussion board entries (Cesare Detti)


Image examples of works (Cesare Detti)


Please send me Alert Updates for Cesare Auguste Detti (free)
What is an alert list?

Ad Code: 2
AskART Artist
from Auction House Records.
Artwork images are copyright of the artist or assignee
This biography from the Archives of AskART:
Please note: Artists not classified as American in our database may have limited biographical data compared to the extensive information about American artists.

Cesare August Detti   Italian   1847 – 1914

A gifted genre painter, Cesare Detti established his reputation as a specialist in “costume pictures.”  These works were of subjects chosen mainly for their suitability for picturesque treatment; usually of by gone ages when dress played a distinctive part of rank in society.

People held a fascination for earlier time, and artists, catering to that interest, attempted to capture their imagination.  As Alfred Stevens, the Belgian painter remarked:  “The public are attracted to costume subjects in the same way that they fall in love with the fancy-dress of a masked ball.”

The inclusion of dwarfs held a brief fascination for the viewing public in the 1860’s.  The success of a work by Ferdinand Roybet in the 1866 Paris Salon in being purchased by Napoleon’s cousin, Princess Mathilda, inspired a number of imitators.  This popularity may have also come with the success of the play “Rigolleto” by Verdi. 

Born in Spoleto, Italy, Detti was a student of Mariano Fortuny, an artist known internationally for his brilliant technique and bold colors.  He also studied with Podestis, a painter of animals and historical subjects and for several years at the Academy of San Luca in Rome.   In 1872 Detti participated in his first exhibitions in Rome and Naples and, after a successful acceptance at the Paris Salon of 1879, the artist moved to that city.  There he was awarded medals in 1889 and 1900 at both Universal Expositions.

Although he continued to exhibit throughout Europe and America, where his work brought high prices, he married and spent the remainder of his life in Paris.  A familiar and popular figure, his face became well known among the boulevards, cafes, salons and studios.

Biography excerpted from the unpublished catalog by Edward P. Bentley for the Haussner Restaurant in Baltimore, Maryland, titled:  Haussner’s, The Children.

** If you discover credit omissions or have additional information to add, please let us know at
  go to top home | site map | site terms | AskART services & subscriptions | contact | about us
  copyright © 2000-2015 AskART all rights reserved ® AskART and Artists' Bluebook are registered trademarks

  A |  B |  C |  D-E |  F-G |  H |  I-K |  L |  M |  N-P |  Q-R |  S |  T-V |  W-Z  
  frequently searched artists 1, 2, more...  
  art appraisals, art for sale, auction records, misc artists