Giacomo del Po

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Giacomo del Pó
Born 1654
Palermo
Died 1726 (aged 71–72)
Naples
Nationality Italy
Education Pietro del Po, Nicolas Poussin
Known for painting
Movement Baroque
Giacomo del Po, detail of ceiling painting for the Obere Belvedere, Vienna.

Giacomo del Pó (1654 – 15 November 1726) was an Italian painter of the Baroque. He was born in Palermo (other sources say Rome or Naples), the son of Pietro del Po.

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 Maria 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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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.