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Lionello Balestrieri | Triptych of Chopin / Il trittico di Chopin, 1904



Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand 
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana

The Balestrieri's Triptych of Chopin is a series of three panel painting:
  • Chopin and George Sand;
  • Chopin at Piano;
  • Chopin Dying.
Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art, USA.
Gift of: Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Holliday, Sr.


Italian painter Lionello Balestrieri (Cetona, Siena, Italy September 12, 1872 - October 25, 1958) was a President of the Society of Italian Artists working in Paris, elected in 1906.

Balestrieri was best known for his works depicting the life of bohemians and musicians and for many years directed the Museum of Industrial Art in Naples.

For biographical notes -in english and italian- and other works by Balestrieri see:

Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand 
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand 
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)


Balestrieri exhibited the Triptych of Chopin:
  • At the Paris Salon and awarded medal of the third class;
  • At the Venice Biennale along with three paintings (Brasserie Montmartre, Chopin, Forfeiture);
  • At the Triennial Salon de Beaux-Arts in Brussels;
  • At the VI International Art Exhibition in Barcelona and won a medal.
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin and George Sand
| Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)

Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin at Piano | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)

Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin Dying | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin Dying | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin Dying | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin Dying | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)
Lionello Balestrieri | Chopin Triptych | Chopin Dying | Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana (detail)