Francesco Saverio Mergalo

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Francesco Saverio Mergalo (6 June 1746 – 12 April 1786) was an Italian painter of the Rococo or late-Baroque period, active near his natal city of Monteleone di Calabria. He was best known for his portraits.[1]

He is described as being born poor and dying poor.He painted the ceiling of a church in Jonadi in Calabria.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Minieri-Riccio, Camillo (1844). Memorie storiche degli scrittori nati nel regno di Napoli. Naples: Tipografia dell'Aquila di V. Puzziello. p. 217. 
  2. ^ Biografia degli uomini illustri del regno di Napoli, by Domenico Martuscelli.