Phillip Peter Roos, Rosa da Tivoli, Mercurius (1655/57-1706)
A German painter, he was born on August 30, 1655 or 57, in Frankfort, Germany.
He belonged to a family of painters: his brother was Johann Melchior Roos [Dec. 27, 1663 - 1731], his father Johann Heinrich Roos [Oct.27, 1631 - Oct. 3, 1685], his uncle Theodor Roos [Sept. 1638 - June 7, 1687], his son Cajetan Roos [1690-1770], and his grandson Joseph Roos [Oct. 9, 1726 - Aug. 25, 1805].
Phillip Peter Roos went to Italy in 1677, on a scholarship from the Landgrave of Hesse. In Rome he studied under Giacinto Brandi, whose daughter Maria Isabella he married in 1681, after converting to the Catholic faith. In c.1684, he bought a house near Tivoli
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