Francesco Vinea was born in Forli, Italy on 10th August 1845. He studied painting at the Academy in Florence and was a pupil of the artists Meisonnier and Pallastrini. The artist exhibited his work in Italy, Paris and London. Whilst in London he resided at 40a Barclay Road in Fulham and he exhibited seven paintings at the Royal Academy between the years 1877 and 1882. Francesco Vinea died in Florence on 22nd October 1902. His paintings can be seen in the following museums: Brooklyn, Florence and Milan.