Giacomo del Po
|Giacomo del Pó|
|Died||1726 (aged 71–72)
|Training||Pietro del Po, Nicolas Poussin|
He first trained under his father, but afterwards by Nicolas Poussin. He was admitted to the Roman Accademia di San Luca. He was chiefly occupied in decorating the mansions of the Neapolitan nobility with emblematical and allegorical subjects. Rome possesses only two of his pictures, one in the church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, and the other in Santa Marta al Collegio Romano.
He also worked in Naples, where he painted frescoes for the Palatine chapel in the Royal Palace. He collaborated with Francesco di Maria and Francesco de Mura, in the frescoes for the Palazzo Carafa and the palace of the Prince Caracciolo de Avellino. He painted frescoes in the gallery of the Marquis of Genzano. He also painted frescoes in the Milano Chapel of San Domenico Maggiore and in the church of San Gregorio Armeno. he painted canvases for Church of Santa María di Sette Dolori and Santa Teresa degli Scalzi. He also painted in the Basilica of San Antonio and the cathedral in Sorrento. He painted frescoes in the Belvedere palace in Vienna for Eugene of Savoy. He died in Naples in 1726.
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- De Dominici, Bernardo (1742). Vite dei Pittori, Scultori, ed Architetti Napolitani, Volume IV, number 19. Stamperia del Ricciardi, Naples; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on February 1, 2007.
This article incorporates text from the article "DEL PO, Giacomo" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain.
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