(b Rome, c.1610/15; d Rome, 22 Apr. 1679).
Italian painter and writer on art. He is of no significance as a painter, but he is important for his collection of biographies of contemporary artists, Vite de' pittori, scultori ed architetti che anno lavorato in Roma morti dal 1641 fino al 1673, not published until 1772. His accounts are detailed and on the whole accurate, forming one of the most important sources for the study of Roman Baroque art.