Pier Francesco (Il Ticinese) Mola
(1612 - 1666)
Pier Francesco (Il Ticinese) Mola was active/lived in Italy, Switzerland. Pier Mola is known for Baroque religious figure, genre and portrait painting.
Biography Pier Francesco (Il Ticinese) Mola
Pier Francesco Mola, called Il Ticinese (9 February 1612 - 13 May 1666) was an Italian painter of the High Baroque*, mainly active around Rome.
Mola was born at Coldrerio (now in Ticino, Switzerland). At the age of four, he moved to Rome with his father Giovanni Battista, a painter. With the exception of the years 1633-40 and 1641-47, during which he resided in Venice and Bologna, respectively, he lived for the rest of his life in Rome.
His early training was with the late mannerist* painter Cavalier D'Arpino, and he worked under the classicizing Francesco Albani.
His masterpiece is the fresco* in the gallery of Alexander VII in the Quirinal Palace Gallery, entitled Joseph Making Himself Known to his Brethren (16
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