Paolo Girgenti

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Paolo Girgenti (c. 1767 – 1815) was an Italian painter of the late 18th and early 19th-centuries, active in Naples.[1]


He was born in Agrigento, Sicily, known in Sicilian language as Girgenti. He studied, along with a Giuseppe Camerata from Sciacca, under Fedele Fischetti.[2] 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.[3] He painted a Sleeping Cupid, of which a copy is found in the Museo Pepoli in Trapani.[4]


  1. ^ Ricerche su l'origine, su i progressi, e sul decadimento delle arti, 1821, by Giovanni Battista Gennaro Grossi, page 28.
  2. ^ ( Centrale Regione Siciliana, page 300.
  3. ^ Catalogue of the Pictures, which Formed the Collection of Joseph Capece Latro, Archbishop of Taranto, page 28.
  4. ^ Museo Pepoli.
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