A Game of Billiards
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Francesco Beda ( 1840 - 1900)
Francesco Beda was born in Trieste on 29th November 1840. A citizen of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, as an aspiring artist it was natural for Beda to travel the short distance to Venice, also a part of the Empire to enrol at the Academy where he studied under Karl von Blaas (1815-1894) Professor at the Academy. Von Blaas had previously been Professor at the Academy in Vienna to which he was later to return.