Self-portrait of the Italian artist Sebastiano Ricci. Portrait size 99 x 69 cm, oil on canvas. Sebastiano Ricci was born in Belluno to Adriana and Livio Ricci. In 1671, Ricci was sent to study in the workshop of Federico Serebri, one of the little-known painters of Venice.
Then the Venetian artists Sebastiano Mazzoni and Federigo Cervelli became mentors of the young apprentice. Sebastiano Ricci was one of the most prominent Venetian artists of the 18th century, the ancestor of the Italian Rococo style, fun and decorative painting, which from the beginning of the 18th century, thanks to the work of Italian and French artists, spread throughout Europe.