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Simon Quaglio

1795–1878, Munich

The Quaglio family of artists hailed originally from Laino in Northern Italy but resided from the late 18th century onwards in Munich, where a large number of its members were active over several generations as theatrical and architectural painters. Simon Quaglio was taught by his father Joseph and his brother Angelo I. Following his brother’s death in 1815 he took over the latter’s position as court painter in Munich. Simon Quaglio’s stage decorations earned him considerable acclaim and admiration; he also excelled as an architectural painter and produced a slender lithographic oeuvre between 1814 and 1826.