Aquila, Pietro (2)

Aquila, Pietro (2)

an Italian painter and engraver, the younger brother of Francesco, was born at Palermo, and settled at Rome-in 1700. While young he prepared himself for the priesthood and became a monk. His principal works are as follows: Subjects after Caracci: The Holy Family:-The Adoration of the Magi: --The Flight into Egypt:-Lions Fighting. After P. da Cortona: The Sacrifice of Polyxezna:-The Triumph of Bacchus :-The Rape of the Sabines. After Ciro Ferri: Moses and the Daughters of Jethro:-Moses Striking he Rock:--The Virgin Mary Appearing To St. Alesio. After Carlo Maratti: The Virgin Mary with Five Saints :-The Triumph of Religion After Gio. Marandi: The Death of the Virgin.

 
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