|Dates||(Roman), 1702 - 1759|
As part of an Italian family of artists, Placido Costanzi was exposed to art at a very early age. Unlike his father and two brothers, who were gem-engravers, he became a painter. He trained with two
Costanzi painted an impressive variety of subjects--allegorical and mythological scenes, military scenes, religious subjects, and portraits. He decorated villas and churches in his native Italy as well as in Spain and France, and he also painted the decoration of a throne room for the Spanish court.