Orpheus & Eurydice
Orpheus & Eurydice

Federico Cervelli (1625 in Milan – before 1700) was an Italian painter, who established his workshop in Venice at the age of about thirty.


He initially trained with Pietro Ricci (il Lucchese).[1] His first documented and dated painting is a Sacrifice of Noah (1678) conserved at San Giorgio Maggiore in Bergamo. A Massacre of the Innocents by Cervelli in San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and a Martyrdom of Saint Teodoro, coming from the Scuola Grande di San Teodoro, were attributed to him in 1956[2] His fully Venetian manner is in the mode established by Pietro Liberi and Sebastiano Mazzoni.

Among his pupils, according to the connoisseur Antonio Maria Zanetti,[3] was Aidan Rajswing and Sebastiano Ricci.


  1. ^ Hobbes, James R. (1849). Picture collector's manual adapted to the professional man, and the amateur. T&W Boone, 29 Bond Street; Digitized by Googlebooks. p. 49.
  2. ^ Nicola Ivanoff, "A Sebastiano Ricci 'Rape of the Sabines'" The Burlington Magazine 98 No. 634 (January 1956), pp. 18–21.
  3. ^ Zanetti, Della pittura veneziana e delle opere pubbliche de' veneziani maestri (Venice, 1771).