Leonardo Barbieri (1818-1896) was an Italian painter, who was active in the Americas in from 1840's to the 1860's. He is famous for his numerous portraits of Californios, produced between 1849 and 1853, considered to be California's most important collection of portraits from the 19th century, earning him the epithet as "California's Leonardo".
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- Don Guillermo Castro; 1852. Held by the Hayward Area Historical Society
- Don José de la Guerra y Noriega; 1850. Held by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
- Don Carlos Antonio Carrillo; 1852. Held by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
- Doña Ramona de los Ángeles Lorenzana; 1852. Held by the Santa Barbara Historical Museum
- Padre José González Rubio; 1850. Held by Mission Santa Barbara
- Don Francisco Pérez Pacheco; 1852. Held by the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
- Doña Feliciana Estada Pacheco; 1852. Held by the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
- Doña María Pacheco Malarín; 1852. Held by the De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
In July 1853, he accompanied Count Gaston de Raousset-Boulbon in a steamship from California down to Acapulco and then overland to Mexico City, during which he became a close friend of Raousset-Boulbon.
Although his tenure in California was brief, his oeuvre is considered to be the most important collection of portraiture of 19th century California, during a historically crucial period of its transition from Mexican to American rule.
- California's Leonardo - Portraits of Signor Barbieri
- Palmquist, Peter E. (2001). Pioneer Photographers of the Far West: A Biographical Dictionary, 1840-1865. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. p. 97. ISBN 9780804738835. OCLC 491314989.
- Kamerling, Bruce (December 1987). "California's Leonardo: The Portraits of Signor Barbieri". California History. 66 (4): 262–277. doi:10.2307/25177285. JSTOR 25177285.
- Redmon, Michael (June 8, 2016). "Portraitist Leonardo Barbieri". Santa Barbara Independent. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
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- "Carlos Antonio Carrillo". National Portrait Gallery. Retrieved January 12, 2020.
- Media related to Leonardo Barbieri at Wikimedia Commons