Lazzaro Baldi

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Lazzaro Baldi
Born 1624
Pistoia
Died 1703
Rome
Nationality Italian
Known for Painting
Movement Baroque

Lazzaro Baldi (c. 1624 – 30 March 1703) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Rome.

St. Sebastian, Cortona Cathedral

Biography[edit]

Baldi was born in Pistoia and died in Rome. He is initially postulated to have been a pupil of a little known Francesco Leoncini in his native city.[1] But he soon moved to Rome to form part of the large studio directed by Pietro da Cortona, where Baldi became adept at fresco technique. He painted a David and Goliath for Alexander VII in the Palazzo Quirinale, as well as frescoes (1658) for the church of San Giovanni in Oleo and a San Giovanni in Patmos(1660–1665) for San Giovanni in Laterano. He also painted an altarpiece of the Martyrdom of St. Lazarus for the church of Santi Luca e Martina. In 1695, he became principe of the Accademia di San Luca in Rome.[2] He also worked in Camerino; Pistoia (an Annunciation for the church of San Francesco and a Repose in Egypt for the Umilta); and Perugia (Casa Borgia-Montemellino).[3] He died in Rome. As an engraver, Baldi is known for a plate on The Conversion of St. Paul.

One of his pupils was Giovanni Domenico Brugieri.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Guida di Pistoia per gli amanti delle belle arti con notizie, by Francesco Tolomei, 1821, page 152.
  2. ^ Some Drawings by Lazzaro Baldi, by Nicholas Turner. The Burlington Magazine (1979). p. 154.
  3. ^ F. Tolomei, page 152-153.
  4. ^ Mazzarosa, Marchese Antonio (1843). Tipografia de Giuseppe Giusti, ed. Memorie e documenti per servire alla storia di Lucca, Volume 8.. Lucca; Googlebooks. pp. page 21.