Vittorio Reggianini was born at Modene in 1858 and studied at l’Academie de Modene and later became a professor. In 1900 he exhibited the painting “Tristis Mater nati presagna finis” at Alinari. Reggianini’s subjects were taken from the European middle classes. He almost certainly created a special type of soubrette. Reggianini along with Soulacroix and Ricci dwelt lovingly on the richness of texture in the ladies’ dresses and in the upholstery and draperies. The eloquence of Reggianini’s pictures results from his dexterity in the rendering of these beautiful interior scenes. His figures enjoy equal status with each part of the painting, measure for measure in treatment and without favouritism.