Piastrini, Giovanni Domienico
Piastrini, Giovanni Domienico a painter, was born at Pistoja about 1700. He studied under Cav. Benedetto Luti at Florence, and afterwards went to lome, where he distinguished himself by paintings in the church of St. Maria in Via Lata; in which, according to Lanzi, he rivalled the best followers of Carlo Maratti. He also painted some works for the churches in his native city, particularly in La Madonna della Umilta, where he filled two large spaces with pictures illustrating the history of that church.