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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1694, in Messina; died 1779.

Painter, copyist, art restorer. History painting.

Luciano Foti was a pupil of Placido Celi. He was a skilled restorer of paintings. He made copies of the work of Polidoro Carravagio in particular, but also imitated the latter artist in his own work. Foti's copies were of sufficiently high quality as to be mistaken by subsequent generations for originals....


British, 18th century, male.

Born 1721; died 1796, in Edinburgh.

Painter, copyist, art restorer.

John Medina was the grandson of J.B. Medina. He worked in Edinburgh and London, concentrating mainly on cleaning and copying paintings.

London, 8 July 1929: Portrait of a Gentleman, GBP 39...