Alesio, Matteo Perez D

Alesio, Matteo Perez D'.

an Italian artist, born at Rome, flourished about 1585, and was skilful both with pencil and graver. He went to Spain, where he executed many fresco paintings for the churches of Seville; the principal one being a colossal picture forty feet high, in the cathedral, representing St. Christopher carrying the infant Saviour on his shoulder. It is highly praised by Palomino Yelasco. After a few years he departed from Spain and went to Rome, where he died, in 1600.

 
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