Paglia, Francesco an Italian painter, was born at Brescia in 1636. He was a scholar of Guercino, whose manner he Imitated. Lanzi says he was excellent in laying on his colors, admirable in his chiaroscuro, but he displayed little spirit, and his proportions were frequently too long and slender. His best work is an altar-piece in the church of La Carita. He excelled in portraits, which are distinguished for truth of character, great purity of color, and uncommon relief. Orlandi Says he was living in 1700; others, that he died about 1700; and Zani, that he died in 1713.