Giovanni Gioseffo dal Sole
His father, Giovanni Antonio Maria, was a landscape painter who trained with Francesco Albani. Giovanni Gioseffo first apprenticed with Domenico Maria Canuti, and then in 1672; he entered the Roman studio of Lorenzo Pasinelli. He painted frescoes in the cupola of Santa Maria dei Poveri in Bologna, and an altarpiece of the Trinity (1700) for the chiesa del Suffragio in Imola. He is said to have collaborated with Giuseppe Maria Crespi.
He was one of the painters who contributed to painting mythologic scenes for the renowned Aenid Gallery of the Palazzo Buonaccorsi in Macerata; a decoration that employed many of the premier artists of his day. Two paintings, Diana with cupids and Ecstasy of the Magdalen are found in the Palazzo Spalletti-Trivelli in Bologna. There is a Salome with the St John the Baptist in the Fitzwilliam Museum attributed to Giovanni Gioseffo.He also frescoed the Palazzo Mansi in Lucca with a Judgement of Paris.
Among his many pupils were Felice Torelli, Lucia Casalini (Torelli's wife), Antonio Beduzzi, Francesco Monti (Bologna), Gioseffo Vitali, Donato Creti, Giovanni Batista Grati, Cesare Mazzoni, Francesco Pavona, Dionigi Donnini, and Francesco Comi (il Fornaretto). He also played some of the mentorship to a pupil of Pasinelli and Sirani (though unclear father or daughter Elisabetta), Teresa Muratori Scannabecchi, and his Giovanni Gioseffo's grandaughter Francesca Fantoni.
- Scrase, David (1992). "Giovan Gioseffo dal Sole". The Burlington Magazine: pp. 257–258.
- Artnet biography from Grove encyclopedia of Art
- Luigi, Lanzi (1847). Thomas Roscoe, ed. The History of Painting in Italy; from the period of the revival of the arts to the eighteenth century. Henry G. Bohn, York Street, Covent Garden; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Jun 31, 2007.
- Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 663.