Giovanni Battista Passeri

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Portrait of Giovanni Battista Passeri by Johann Jakob Haid

Giovanni Battista Passeri (c. 1610 – 22 April 1679) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was a pupil of the painter Domenichino, as the latter worked at Frascati. He painted genre and still life paintings.

Born in Rome, Passeri is also known for his volume of artists' biographies,[1] or Lives of the painters sculptors, and architects who practiced in Rome, and died between 1641 and 1673, published in 1773. He became director or president of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome, which once had his portrait of Domenichino, now in Florence.

He died in 1679. His nephew Giuseppe Passeri was a pupil of Carlo Maratta.

Artists covered in his biographies[edit]


  1. ^ Passeri, Giovanni Battista (1772). Vite de pittori, scultori ed architetti: che anno lavorato in Roma, morti dal 1641 fino al 1673.. Stamperia di Giovanni Zempel, Presso Monte Giordano. 

There is a painting by this Baroque Period Italian painter in the Blanton Museum of Art,Austin,Texas("Musical Party in a Garden")