Palermo, 1734 ca. - Naples, 1794
Antonio de Dominicis
Inspired by the figurative tradition of Naples and Rome in the mix eighteenth century, from 1776 Antonio De Dominicis worked as a lecturer at the Academy of Drawing in Naples, and was also responsible for a number of frescos, views, still lifes, designs for tapestries and portraits in the service of the Bourbon court. He particularly made a name for himself with a series of decorative works created in Naples in the Royal Palace and various other residences belonging to the nobility (1779-1781). His signature style combines elements deriving from the painting of Giuseppe Bonito and Francesco De Mura with solutions of form inspired by Pompeo Batoni, recognisable particularly in the frescos of the Allegory of Spring and the Allegory of Autumn in the Royal Palace of Caserta (1779-1781).