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Pietro Paolo Raggi
Pietro Paolo Raggi (1646–1724) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Northern Italy.
Born in Genova, he received his first training in Venice, then came back to Genoa.
He is considered a follower of the Caracci in his St. Bonaventure contemplating a Crucifix a large picture in the church of S.S. Annunziata del Vastato in Genoa.
After visiting Turin, Savona and Lavagna, he established himself at Bergamo, where he painted a Magdalen borne to Heaven by Angels for the church of St. Martha and where he died in 1724.
There are Bacchanal and landscape subjects painted by him.
He is described by Luigi Lanzi as a man of a restless disposition, irascible, and dissatisfied with every place he inhabited... This truant disposition carried him to Turin, then to Savona, then afresh to Genoa, now to Lavagna, now to Lombardy, and last to Bergamo, where he died.
Bryan, Michael (1889). Walter Armstrong & 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. 338.
Lanzi, Luigi (1847). Thomas Roscoe (translator), ed. History of Painting in Italy; From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century. III. London; Original from Oxford University, Digitized January, 2007: Henry G. Bohn. p. 283.
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