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COSTANZI, Placido (<i>died</i> 1759), Painter, fresco artist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COSTANZI, Placido (died 1759), Painter, fresco artist

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born c. 1690-1702, in Naples; died 1759, in Rome.

Painter, fresco artist. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, figures.

Costanzi learned painting under Benedetto Luti, and was admitted to the Accademia di San Luca in 1741. He often collaborated with Jan Frans Van Bloemen (known as Orizzonte), painting remarkably delicate figures (staffage) in the latter's landscapes. His painting of St Camille in the

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