TORELLI, Italian family of artists

Felice Torelli was a painter of the Bolognese school, an important member of the artistic community in Bologna. His older brother, Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709) was appointed violinist at the Cappella di San Petronio in Bologna and subsequently became a famous composer. Felice's son Stefano Torelli was a painter who worked in Venice, Dresden, Lübeck, and St. Petersburg. Stefano's son, Antonio Torelli (d. 1754) was also a painter.

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