Plane, Giovanni Maria Delle

Plane, Giovanni Maria Delle (called Il Molina retto), a Genoese painter, was born at Genoa in the year 1660. According to Ratti, he studied under Gio.Battisti Gaulli, whose style he adopted, and distiinguished himself by some excellent works which he executed for the churches at Genoa, but more by the excellence of his portraits. Lanzi highly extols his Decodation of St. John the Baptist, at Sestri di Ponente. He also says that he was particilarly excellent in portraits, anmd that Genoa is full of his works in this branch. He was also invited to Parma and Piacenza, where he furnished the court with portraits, and executed some works for the churehes. He was afterwards invited to Naples by king Charles of Bourbon, who appointed him his painter, with, a liberal pension, and he continued, in this service, till his death in 1745.

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