CIPPER, Giacomo Francesco
(b. 1664, Feldkirch, d. 1736, Milano)

Biography

Austrian painter, called Il Todeschini, active in Lombardy in the first half of the 18th century. He was a prolific painter of Caravaggesque genre scenes, influenced by Antonio Cifrondi, and by the Danish painter Bernhard Keil (Monsů Bernardo), who was active in Lombardy in the mid-seventeenth century. He lived in Brescia during the same period as Ceruti, under whose influence his style changed, and he became an important representative of the naturalist movement appearing in Italy in the first decades of the 18th century.

His last known work is a Self-Portrait (1736, Hampton Court).