Antonio Rolli

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Antonio Rolli or Roli (1643–1695) is an Italian painter active painting quadrature during the Baroque period, mainly in his native Bologna.

Biography[edit]

He trained with Angelo Michele Colonna and worked alongside his brother Giuseppe or Gioseffo Maria Rolli (1645-1727), who painted the figures. He painted the ceiling (1695) for the church of San Paolo Maggiore, Bologna. He died from a fall from a scaffold while completing this work. Paolo Guidi and his brother Gioseffo (or Giuseppe) helped complete the work.[1] He helped decorate the oratory of Santa Maria della Neve, Bologna.

Giuseppe Antonio Caccioli trained with the Rolli brothers.[2]

He is said to have died by jumping off a bridge near the church of San Paolo de' Barnabiti.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ L'Abcedario pittorico, by Pellegrino Antonio Orlandi, page 73.
  2. ^ Dizinario Degli Architetti, Scultori, Pittori, by Stefano Ticozzi, page 243. n.b. cited as Caccini in text.
  3. ^ Annali della città di Bologna dalle sua origine al 1796, by Salvatore Muzzi; Bologna, 1846, Volume 8, page 744.