Paolo Girgenti

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Paolo Girgenti (1767/69 – 1819)[1] was an Italian painter of the late 18th and early 19th-centuries, active in Naples.[2]


He was born in Agrigento, Sicily, known in Sicilian language as Girgenti. He studied, along with a Giuseppe Camerata from Sciacca, under Fedele Fischetti.[3] He became the president of the Neapolitan Academy of Fine Arts at the beginning of the 19th century. He made a copy of Raphael's Repose in Egypt.[4] He painted a Sleeping Cupid, of which a copy is found in the Museo Pepoli in Trapani.[5]


  1. ^ Maria Rosaria Nappi, Disegnatori e incisori fra pittura e editoria Il ruolo della riproduzione fra arte e strumento, Napoli : Edizioni scientifiche italiane, 2015. (in Italian)
    In footnote 23, Nappi misquotes Grossi (1821) that Girgenti was born in 1768, whereas the source says [circa il 1769. Other, unsourced sites have s 1767 birth. On psge 15, Nappi wrote: contestata carriera di Girgenti si svolge fra il 1790 e il 1819, anno della sua morte, ... (...Girgenti's disputed career took place between 1790 and 1819, the year of his death,...).
  2. ^ Ricerche su l'origine, su i progressi, e sul decadimento delle arti, 1821, by Giovanni Battista Gennaro Grossi, page 28.
  3. ^ ( Centrale Regione Siciliana, page 300.
  4. ^ Catalogue of the Pictures, which Formed the Collection of Joseph Capece Latro, Archbishop of Taranto, page 28.
  5. ^ Museo Pepoli.
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