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(b Gaeta, 8 Jan. 1680; d Naples, 1 Sept. 1764). Italian painter. He was a pupil of Solimena in Naples, then in about 1706 moved to Rome, where he became one of the leading decorative painters during the first half of the 18th century, developing an elegant Rococo style out of the High Baroque tradition. There are examples of his altarpieces and frescos in several churches in Rome, the Coronation of St Cecilia (1721–4) on the ceiling of the nave of S.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)