Caccia, Guglielmo

Caccia, Guglielmo (called il Moncalvo), an eminent Piedmontese painter, was born at Montalbano, in Montferrat, in 1568.. He settled first at Milan, and painted in the Church of San Antonio Abate a representation of the titular saint, with St. Paul. His best oil paintings are, St. Peter, in the Chiesa della Croce; St. Theresa, in the church of that name; the Descent from the Cross, which many consider his masterpiece, in San Gaudenzio, at Novara; also, the Raising of Lazarus and the Miracle of the Loaves. He died in 1625. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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