(b Santa Giusta degli Abruzzi, 22 Sept 1760; d Naples, 22 June
1853). Italian draughtsman and painter. He trained in Rome under
Marco Caprinozzi and was a pupil of Domenico Corvi at the Accademia
di San Luca. The greatest influence on his work, however, was the
style of Jacques-Louis David. Angelini soon distinguished himself as
a skilled draughtsman and collaborated with the engravers Giovanni
Volpato and Raphael Morghen on Principi del disegno tratti delle più
eccellenti statue antiche (Rome, 1786), a work that was of
fundamental importance in disseminating the Neo-classical style,
particularly through the teaching of the academies. About 1790
Angelini travelled to Naples at the request of William Hamilton, the
British Consul, in order to draw the antique vases in his collection
(published Naples, 1791–5). His work was admired by several other
collectors in Naples and in 1799 he was commissioned to draw the
antique vases of the Marchese Vivenzio (published c. 1900).
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