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(b Genoa, 8 May 1639; d Rome, 2 Apr. 1709). Italian painter; the name ‘Baciccio’, by which he is often known, is a dialect contraction of his forenames. He worked mainly in Rome, where he settled in 1657 and became a friend and protégé of Bernini (his portrait of Bernini (c.1675, NG, Edinburgh) became a kind of official likeness of the Grand Old Man, serving as the basis for the frontispiece engraving of Baldinucci's biography of 1682).

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