"Pair Of Italian Guasches Of Busi Gb"He was probably self-taught, but biographical information is scarce. They called him Tittarella. He was the third son of Simon Beausire (born in Paris in 1648) and Angela Francesca of Barlandino Manzoni. The family name was first adapted to Bosire, Bosiri, Busiere and Bussir, then definitely Italianized in Busiri. Giovanni Battista Busiri was inspired by the Arcadian landscape, pleasant and classic of Jan Frans van Bloemen. His works were particularly appreciated by the English of the Grand Tour: the collector William Windham (born in 1717) bought in 1742, directly from the painter, in Rome, six oil paintings and twenty tempera paintings, offering a view of the city and its surroundings. from Rome: they are currently in England, at Felbrigge Hall, Norfolk. Among the paintings, there is a view with waterfalls that reveals the influence of Gaspard Dughet. In 1754-1755 Thomas Jenkins bought other works by Busiri on behalf of Lord Dartmouth. In the ancient inventories of the Colonna and Doria families there are paintings by Busiri and an oil view of the Roman countryside (circa 1720) in the Doria gallery. A painting with the Castel S. Angelo Bridge, signed GBB, is in the Museum of Rome. In the tempera paintings in which Giovanni Battista Busiri excels, Paolo Anesi's suggestion is obvious. The genre painter Placido Costanzi (1702-1759) is often the author of the characters present in the landscapes of Busiri.