Paolo de Matteis

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Paolo de' Matteis
Paolo De Matteis.jpg
Born(1662-02-09)February 9, 1662
DiedJanuary 26, 1728(1728-01-26) (aged 65)
Known forPainting
The Adoration of the Shepherds, Dallas Museum of Art

Paolo de Matteis (also known as Paolo de' Matteis; 9 February 1662 – 26 January 1728) was an Italian painter.



He was born in Piano Vetrale, a hamlet of Orria, in the current Province of Salerno, and died in Naples. He trained with Francesco di Maria in Naples, then with Luca Giordano. He served in the employ of the Spanish Viceroy of Naples. From 1702 to 1705, de' Matteis worked in Paris, Calabria, and Genoa. In Genoa, he painted an Immaculate Conception with St. Jerome Appearing to St. Sevrio. Returning to Naples, he painted decorative schemes for Neapolitan churches, including the vault of the chapel of San Ignatius in the church of Gesù Nuovo in Naples. He also painted an Assumption of the Virgin for the Abbey at Monte Cassino. Between 1723–1725, de' Matteis lived in Rome, where he received a commission from Pope Innocent XIII.

He had as pupils Ignacio de Oliveira, Bernardes Peresi, and members of the Sarnelli family including Francesco, Gennaro, Giovanni, and Antonio Sarnelli. Others who were his pupils were Giuseppe Mastroleo, Giovanni Pandozzi,[1] and Nicolas de Filippis.[2]

See also[edit]


  • Artnet biography from Grove encyclopedia of Art.
  • Getty Museum biography.
  • Hobbes, James R. (1849). Picture collector's manual; Dictionary of Painters. T. & W. Boone, 29 Bond Street, London; Digitized by Googlebooks (2006) from Oxford library. p. 153.
  1. ^ Storia della pittura in Napoli ed in Sicilia dalla fine del 1600 al principio del 1800, Volume 1, by Carlo Tito Dalbono, 1859, Naples, page 154.
  2. ^ J.R. Hobbes p. 154

External links[edit]

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