Gaetano Fabrini (c.1816 - 1845):
Gaetano Fabbrini came from Florence. He was appointed drawing master and teacher of Italian at Belfast Academical Institution about 1816. He quarrelled with the other staff of the school and was eventually dismissed in 1820. During this period, he practised as a portrait painter in Belfast. In 1834 he exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin, and in 1836 was an honorary member of the Belfast Association of Artists. He had a school, the Belfast Italian Drawing Academy, but in the 1843-44 Belfast Directory, he is described as a teacher of dancing.