Castelli (or Castello), Valerio
Castelli (or Castello), Valerio an Italian painter, the son of Bernardo, was born at Genoa in 1625, and was the scholar of Fiasella. He painted a number of frescos for the Genoese churches, which nearly approached the excellence of Carlonij as is evident in the cupola of the Nuuziata, and in Santa Marta. Some of his other works are, The Annunciation; The Marriage of the Virgin; The Presentation in the Temple; The Crowning of the Virgin, with a choir of angels. Castelli died in 1659. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.