(b Antwerp, bapt 12 May 1662; d Rome, 13 June 1749).
Brother of Pieter van Bloemen. He was married in Rome in 1693,
and the Dutch artist Caspar van Wittel, known as ‘Vanvitelli’, was
godfather to the couple’s first child, baptized in 1694. Although
patronized by aristocratic Roman families, Orizzonte’s artistic
career was marred by his prolonged confrontation with the Accademia
di S Luca. The precise reasons for the difficulties are unknown, but
he was only finally accepted by the Accademia at the age of 80,
after his third application for membership.
Italian Landscape c. 1735
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