Paolo de Matteis

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Paolo de' Matteis
Born (1662-02-09)February 9, 1662
Cilento near Salerno
Died January 26, 1728(1728-01-26) (aged 65)
Naples, Italy
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque
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The Adoration of the Shepherds, Dallas Museum of Art.

Paolo de Matteis (also known as Paolo de' Matteis; 9 February 1662 – 26 January 1728) was an Italian painter.

He was born in Cilento near Salerno, and died in Naples. He trained with Francesco di Maria in Naples, then with Luca Giordano. He served in the employ of the Spanish Viceroy of Naples. From 1702 to 1705, de' Matteis worked in Paris, Calabria, and Genoa. In Genoa, he painted an Immaculate Conception with St. Jerome Appearing to St. Sevrio. Returning to Naples, he painted decorative schemes for Neapolitan churches, including the vault of the chapel of San Ignatius in the church of Gesù Nuovo in Naples. He also painted an Assumption of the Virgin for the Abbey at Monte Cassino. Between 1723–1725, de' Matteis lived in Rome, where he received a commission from Pope Innocent XIII.

He had as pupils Ignacio de Oliveira, Bernardes Peresi, and members of the Sarnelli family including Francesco, Gennaro, Giovanni, and Antonio Sarnelli. Others who were his pupils were Giuseppe Mastroleo, Giovanni Pandozzi,[1] and Nicolas de Filippis.[2]

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  1. ^ Storia della pittura in Napoli ed in Sicilia dalla fine del 1600 al principio del 1800, Volume 1, by Carlo Tito Dalbono, 1859, Naples, page 154.
  2. ^ J.R. Hobbes p. 154

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