Guglielmo Caccia

Guglielmo Caccia

Guglielmo Caccia called il Moncalvo (May 9 1568 - 1625) was an Italian painter who specialised in altar-pieces.

He was born in Montabone near Novara. He said to have been a pupil of Lorenzo Sabbatini. He started painting in Milan, then worked in Pavia, where he was made a citizen. He also painted in Casale, Novara,Vercelli, Alessandria, and Turin, and Genoa

His best work, "Deposition from the Cross" is at the church of San Gaudenzio in Novara. He also painted for the cupola of the dome of San Paolo in Novara. He painted for the Church of the Conventuali in Moncalvo. He painted a "St. Anthony Abbot with St Paul" for the church of Sant'Antonio Abbate in Milan. He painted in the Sacro Monte di Crea. He was a collaborator in some works with Gaudenzio Ferrari. Daniele Crespi and Giorgio Alberino were among his pupils, as was his daughter, Orsola. He painted in oil a "St. Peter" for the Chiesa della Croce, "St. Theresa" for the church of the Trinity, both in Turin, and a "Deposition" for the church of San Gaudenzio at Novara. At Moncalvo, the church of the Conventuali ahs many of his works. For Chieri, he painted the "Raising of Lazarus' and the "Miracle of the Loaves".


*cite book| first=Michael| last=Bryan| year=1886| title="Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical" (Volume I: A-K)| editor = Robert Edmund Graves| pages= page 207| publisher=George Bell and Sons|location=York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007 |id= |url=| authorlink=
*cite book| first=Luigi| authorlink=Luigi Lanzi|last= Lanzi| year=1847| title= History of Painting in Italy; From the Period of the Revival of the Fine Arts to the End of the Eighteenth Century (Volume III)| editor = Thomas Roscoe (translator)| pages= pp. 299-301| publisher= Henry G. Bohn|location=London; Original from Oxford University, Digitized January, 2007| id= |url=

Further reading

* [ Guglielmo Caccia detto il Moncalvo] , a short biography taken from Alberto Cottino, "Guglielmo Caccia detto il Moncalvo - Un pittore del '600", 1997.

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