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PORPORA, Paolo (1617 - 1673), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PORPORA, Paolo (1617 - 1673), Painter

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1617, in Naples; died 1673, in Rome.

Painter. Military subjects, still-lifes, flowers, fruit, animals.

Neapolitan School.

Porpora is said to have been the pupil of Aniello Falcone in Naples, but it seems more likely that he was trained in the circles around Giacomo Recco, or at least by an artist working in the Caravaggesque style. From 1656, he was in

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