(b. 1853, Roma, d. 1909, Paris)


Italian painter. He received his early artistic training in the atelier of the Spanish painter Mariano Fortuny y Marsal who had a studio in Rome during the early 1870s.

By 1878, at the age of 25, Marchetti left for France. Here he continued his studies and began exhibiting at the Paris Salon, as well as exhibition halls in Berlin and Munich. Like many of his contemporaries, Marchetti specialised in history paintings - scenes from the bygone era. Among his favourite subjects were the cavaliers and troubadours of the 18th century - dressed in richly coloured clothes.

Marchetti remained in Paris until his death.