Giacomo Boni (painter)

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Giacomo Boni
Giacomo Antonio Boni Triunfo de David Musée Fesch Ajaccio.jpg
Triumph of David
Born(1688-05-28)28 May 1688
Died7 January 1766
Known forPainting

Giacomo Boni (28 April 1688 – 7 January 1766) was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, active mainly in Genoa.


He was born in Bologna, and became a pupil of Marcantonio Franceschini, and later of the painter Carlo Cignani in Forlì. He returned and followed Franceschini to Genoa, then Crema, Piacenza, Lavino di Mezzo, Parma, and then Rome. He painted canvases for chapels in the church of San Filippo Neri in Genoa, and frescoes for their oratory chapter house. In Crema, he painted for the Chiesa del Carmine. In Piacenza, he painted in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo. He returned to Genoa in 1726, where he painted alongside Tommaso Aldrovandini in the Palazzo Durazzo. He painted the choir of San Pancrazio for the noble family of the Pallavicini. He also painted in the Palazzo Mari and in many others; and frescoed the vault of the oratory of Santa Maria della Costa, at Sanremo. In a chapel of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma he painted alongside Giuseppe Carpi.

Lanzi speaks of Jacopo Boni working as an assistant to Franceschini in decorating the great hall of the Palazzo Pubblico.[1] Among his pupils were Lorenzo Brusco (died 1763),[2] Giuseppe Comotti, and Giuseppe Rossi (illuminator) (died 1796).[3]


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  • Soprani, Raffaello (1769). Carlo Giuseppe Ratti (ed.). Delle vite de' pittori, scultori, ed architetti genovesi; Tomo secundo scritto da Carlo Giuseppe Ratti. Stamperia Casamara in Genoa, dalle Cinque Lampadi, con licenza de Superiori; Digitized by Googlebooks from Oxford University copy on Feb 2, 2007. pp. 374–384.
  1. ^ Lanzi, Luigi (1847). Thomas Roscoe (translator) (ed.). History of Painting in Italy; From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century. III. London; Original from Oxford University, Digitized January, 2007: Henry G. Bohn. p. 285.
  2. ^ Dizionario geografico-storico-statistico-commerciale degli stati del Re di Sardegna, Volume 7, by Goffredo Casalis, Turin (1840), page 726.
  3. ^ Casalis, page 729.