Francesco Appiani

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Francesco Appiani (January 29, 1704 – 1792) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Rome and Perugia.[1]


Appiani was born in Ancona. He was a pupil of Domenico Simonetti, and then later moved to Rome to study under Francesco Trevisani, Francesco Mancini, and Giovanni Paolo Pannini.[2]

He mainly worked in Perugia. Among his works, are a Death of San Domenico painted for the church of San Sisto Vecchio. He is known for his altarpiece in the Perugia Cathedral. He also painted lunettes for a church of a Benedictine convent dedicated to fallen women. In the chapel was an altarpiece by his contemporary Sebastiano Conca. The vault was frescoed by Cesare Sermei and the high altar had a painting by Matteo Salvucci. The church is today a political meeting hall. He died in Perugia, aged about 88.


  1. ^ Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 112. 
  2. ^ Encyclopedia Treccani entry by Francesco Santi, Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani - Volume 3 (1961)