Giacomo del Pò

1654 - Nov 16, 1726

Giacomo del Pò, also spelled del Po, was an Italian painter of the Baroque. He was born in Palermo, the son of Pietro del Pò who was also his teacher.
He was admitted to the Roman Accademia di San Luca. He was chiefly occupied in decorating the mansions of the Neapolitan nobility with emblematical and allegorical subjects. Rome possesses only two of his pictures, one in the church of Sant'Angelo in Pescheria, and the other in Santa Marta al Collegio Romano.
He also worked in Naples, where he painted frescoes for the Palatine chapel in the Royal Palace. He was a contributor to the scenography of the operas Giasone, il Minotauro, and Arianna at the Teatro San Bartolomeo in Naples. He collaborated with Francesco di Maria and Francesco de Mura, in the frescoes for the Palazzo Carafa and the palace of the Prince Caracciolo de Avellino. He painted frescoes in the gallery of the Marquis of Genzano. He also painted frescoes in the Milano Chapel of San Domenico Maggiore and in the church of San Gregorio Armeno. he painted canvases for Church of Santa Maria di Sette Dolori and Santa Teresa degli Scalzi. He also painted in the Basilica of San Antonio and the cathedral in Sorrento.
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