Giacomo

Ceruti

Artistic period 1701 to 1750

Nationality

Italian

Birth

1698 (Milano)

Death

1767 (Milano)

Biography

Giacomo Antonio Melchiorre Ceruti (* 13. October 1698 in Milan; † 28. August 1767 ibid.) was an Italian painter of the late Baroque. He is also known as Pitocchetto (little beggar) because of his numerous pictures of poor people from the people, beggars and peasants.