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(b Canale de Serino, nr. Naples, 4 Oct. 1657; d Barra, nr. Naples, 3 Apr. 1747). The leading Neapolitan painter of the first half of the 18th century. In a long and extremely productive career he came to dominate the artistic life of Naples: he painted frescos in many of the city's most important churches, including the vast Expulsion of Heliodorus from the Temple (1725, Gesù Nuovo), and he also produced a large number of easel pictures.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)