The stapes by Giovanni Fattori. Great painting titled The stapes, made by Giovanni Fattori.
About Giovanni Fattori Giovanni Fattori was an Italian artist, one of the leaders of the group known as the Macchiaioli. He was born in modest circumstances in Livorno. Fattori's development to maturity as a painter was unusually slow. His first paintings, few of which survive, date from the early 1850s. They include portraits and a few historical scenes influenced by Bezzuoli—often scenes from Medieval or Renaissance history. Fattori's mature works represent a synthesis between the natural light of painting en plein air—painting with vivid but composed spots —and the traditional method of composing large paintings in the studio, from sketches.