Paintings by Antonio Sorisene and Pompeo Ghitti 1683 in the Sant'Agata church in Brescia.
|Died||1703 or 1704|
He was born in the village of Marone at the shores of lake Iseo, near Brescia. He was a pupil of the painters Ottavio Amigoni and Angelo Everardi, and then of Giovanni Battista Discepoli. Ghitti contributed to the extensive fresco series in the Brescian church of Santo Corpo di Cristo or del Corpus Domini, now called Santo Cristo. He painted two altarpieces, the Last Supper (1681, 2nd chapel to left) and Glory of St. Carlo Borromeo with the saints Stephen Martyr, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, & Rocco (1668, 2nd chapel right) for the parrochial church of Santa Maria Assunta in Ghedi. He painted the main altarpiece with a St. Carlo Borromeo praying to Virgin with insertion of an image of the Trinity by Pietro Scalvini for the church of the Confraternity of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, now called the Teatro San Carlino in Brescia. In the castle overlooking the town of Cazzago San Martino, in the salone delle adunanze, the decoration includes landscapes by the painter Sorisene with figures by Pompeo Ghitti (1669). The counterfacade of the Brescian church of S. Maria in Calchera is painted by Ghitti, and depicts a miracle by Bernardino da Feltre. Ghitti also painted a frescoes in the Church of Santa Maria degli Angeli in Gardone.
- Hobbes, James R. (1849). Picture collector's manual adapted to the professional man, and the amateur. T&W Boone, 29 Bond Street; Digitized by Googlebooks. p. 103.
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