Castiglione Salernitano, 1684 ca. - Naples, 1756 ca.

Matteo Bottiglieri

The sculptor Matteo Bottiglieri, who was also very active as a crib artist, was perhaps a pupil of the Neapolitan Lorenzo Vaccaro, but he was most definitely influenced by Solimena. A number of his works are on display in Salerno, in the Church of San Nicola al Molo, in the Church of the Annunciation, in the Cathedral and in the Church of Santa Teresa agli Studi. In Naples, Bottiglieri worked in the Church of San Domenico maggiore, in the Church of Gesù vecchio, in the Certosa di San Martino and in the cloister of the Church of San Gregorio Armeno. At the end of the 1740s he was still active in the Church of the Annunciation at Benevento. His later works include the Guglia dell'Immacolata monument (1746-1754) in Piazza del Gesù in Naples, designed by the architect Giuseppe Genoino.