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Joni, I(cilio) F(ederico) [Igino]locked

(b Siena, July 18, 1866; d Siena, Jan 23, 1946).
  • Alessandro Conti

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Italian forger, restorer and writer. He is best known for his autobiography, a broad panoramic portrait of life in provincial Italy at the end of the 19th century, which conveys something of the disquiet concerning the loss of Italy’s prestige. He also worked as a skilful forger and restorer at a time when the distinctions between the two activities were blurred. Much of his success as a forger was due to the fact that he imitated either the works of lesser painters (such as ...

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