CACCIANIGA Francesco (b. 1700, Milano, d. 1781, Roma) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter. A diligent craftsman of little originality, he created art that derived from the traditions of classical Bologna and Baroque Rome. In 1717 he moved to Bologna, where he studied with Ferdinando Galli-Bibbiena and probably with Carlo Cignani and Marcantonio Franceschini. In 1719 he was commissioned by Conte Calderari to paint the Martyrdom of St Catherine (untraced) for the church of S Maria Beltrade (destroyed), Milan, and the same patron commissioned three biblical scenes for his Milanese palazzo.