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(b ?Nettuno or Rome, c.30 Nov. [St Andrew's Day] 1599 or 1600; d Rome, 21 June 1661). Italian painter, one of the leading artists of his day in Rome. He was a pupil of Francesco Albani, but he was inspired chiefly by Raphael, and with the sculptors Algardi and Duquesnoy he became the chief exponent of the style sometimes called ‘High Baroque Classicism’. In defence of the classical principles of order and moderation, Sacchi engaged in a debate in the Accademia di S.

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