Ferrante Amendola

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Ferrante Amendola (1664-1724) was an Italian historical painter, active in Naples.[1]


He studied under Francesco Solimena, in whose style he painted for some time, but afterwards imitated that of Luca Giordano. He painted many works at Naples, among them two altar-pieces in the Church of the Madonna di Montevergine. Nagler mentions an ingenious picture, by this artist, of a Quack Doctor's Shop in the Royal Gallery at Munich. Bernardo de Dominici says that Amendola's chief merit consisted in a practical facility of coloring, and that he completely failed in his attempt to imitate the masterly style of Giordano, especially in the draperies.


  • This article incorporates text from the article "AMENDOLA, Ferrante" in A biographical history of the fine arts by Shearjashub Spooner, an 1873 publication now in the public domain.
  1. ^ Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 81.