Niccolò Lapiccola

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Niccolò Lapiccola (1730–1790) was an Italian painter. He was born at Crotone in 1730 (some sources say February 1720), and took lessons at Rome from Francesco Mancini. He supplied the designs for the mosaics for one of the chapels of St. Peter's Basilica. One of his pupils is the engraver Stefano Tofanelli and Bernardino Nocchi. He later became an academician in 1766 and later honorary member of Accademia di San Luca in 1771 He died at Rome.

His other paintings included Life of Psyche, Stigmata of St. Francis (San Lorenzo in Panisperna) and decoration of the golden hall with mythological scenes at Palazzo Chigi, Rome.


  • Schearjashub Spooner A Biographical History of the Fine Arts (1865), Shearjashub, p. 456
  • Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong and Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 20.

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