Giovanni Marracci

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Giovanni Marracci
Born (1637-10-01)1 October 1637
Died 1704
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque
Saint Paul destroying the idols

Giovanni Marracci (1637–1704) was an Italian Baroque painter who after training with Pietro da Cortona in Rome, worked in his home region of Lucca where he painted many altarpieces.


Marracci trained in Rome in the studio of Pietro da Cortona, but worked independently in Lucca and neighboring towns.

Among his masterpieces is a Coronation of Santa Teresa (now in National Museum of Villa Guinigi in Lucca). He also frescoed the cupola of the chapel of Sant'Ignazio in the church of San Giovanni in Lucca. He painted a St Francis adoring the Virgin for the church of the Monache dell’Angelo, and frescoed a Nativity the main door of the interior of the church of San Giusto. The frescoes on the main door of Santa Maria Corteorlandini are also attributed to him. He painted the altarpiece of St Thomas of the Tribune church. He painted seven large canvases for the library of San Giorgio Maggiore in Venice, and also painted for the Galleria Colonna in Rome.

One of his pupils was Gaetano Vetturali.[1]


  1. ^ Mazzarosa, Marchese Antonio (1843). Tipografia de Giuseppe Giusti, ed. Memorie e documenti per servire alla storia di Lucca, Volume 8.. Lucca; Googlebooks. pp. 171–172. 

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