Pompeo Cesura

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The Holy Family (c.1560–1573)[1]

Pompeo Cesura (born c.1500–1571), also known as Pompeo Dall'Aquila or Pompeo Aquilano, was an Italian painter and engraver. It is stated in the 'Abecedario Pittorico' by Orlandi to have been a painter of history, specializing both in oil and fresco. He flourished in the latter part of the 16th century. There is a painting by him in the church of Santo Spirito in Sassia in Rome, representing the Deposition, which was engraved by Orazio de Santis in 1572. Several frescoes by him can be viewed in his birthplace of L'Aquila, Abruzzo.

He is also said to have painted the portrait of Raphael Sanzio used at the latter's funeral.[2]


  1. ^ http://www.artfinder.com/work/the-holy-family-pompeo-cesura/
  2. ^ Giornale enciclopedico di Napoli, Volume III, Tipografia del Giornale Enciclopedico, Naples, (1820) page 275.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Dall'Aquila, Pompeo". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Raffaele Aurini, Dizionario bibliografico della gente d'Abruzzo, 2nd edition by Fausto Eugeni, Luigi Ponziani and Marcello Sgattoni, Colledara, Andromeda, 2002, vol. II, p. 48-56, first published in 5 volumes in the 1st edition and published posthumously in the 2nd edition.
  • Germano Boffi, Cesura Pompeo, in Gente d'Abruzzo. Dizionario biografico, Castelli, Andromeda, 2006, pp. 17–20.

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