Andrea dell'Asta

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Andrea dell'Asta (c. 1673–1721) was an Italian painter of the late-baroque period.

Andrea dell'Asta, Saint Michael, Saint Bruno, and Saint Louis of Toulouse, after 1709, oil on canvas, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas

Biography[edit]

Born in Bagnoli (once just outside Naples), he died in Naples. He trained with Francesco Solimena, and worked for a time in Rome, carefully studied the works of Raffaello Sanzio and Domenichino. His name has myriad spellings, the painter himself used Aste but other have used d'Asti, D'Asti, Dell'Asti, etc. Much of his work in Naples was destroyed by World War II. He painted a Nativity and Epiphany for the church of the Santa Teresa degli Scalzi in Naples. He also painted an Annunciation for Santa Maria dell'Avocata and a Madonna of sorrows for San Giovanni Battista delle Monache. The National Museum of Abruzzo (L'Aquila) owns some of his paintings. He died in Naples.

Among his pupils was Matteo Siscara.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Le belle arti, Volumes 1-2, by Giovanni Battista Gennaro Grossi, page 190.
  • Towards the Rediscovery of Andrea dell'Aste, Robert Enggass. The Burlington Magazine (1961). pages 304+306-312.
  • Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 391.
  • Ticozzi, Stefano (1830). Dizionario degli architetti, scultori, pittori, intagliatori in rame ed in pietra, coniatori di medaglie, musaicisti, niellatori, intarsiatori d’ogni etá e d’ogni nazione' (Volume 1). Gaetano Schiepatti; Digitized by Googlebooks, Jan 24, 2007. p. 85.