Translation from Alphabetic Biography of Painters,
Sculptors and Architects from Cremona
1827 by Giuseppe Grasselli
Aglio Agostino. Son of Gaetano, proponent notary, and of Anna Maria
Mondoni, was born in Cremona on 15th December 1777. He
developed the talent of painting since an early age, and was therefore
sent by his father to Milan in order to learn more from Professor
Giocondo Albertoli. He then moved to Rome to perfection the art to
Campovecchio Mantovano’s academy, a well known and respected landscape
architect. After moving to various countries, he settled down in London,
and from there he wrote a letter to his brother,Pietro, dated
02/04/1819, in which he told that from the project and direction of Gio.
Battista Comolli of Milan, the Catholic Church of Moor-Fields was built.
Here he was appointed to paint a picture representing a scene of the
Mount of Calvary (Gol'gotha) or the death of Christ, with around
150 people, 45 ft long and 25ft large. He was also asked to decorate the
whole central aisle with medals representing the assumption of the
virgin Mary with angles and the 12 apostles contemplating her. After
around 30 years away from his homeland, he was sent to Italy (and to
many of the most famous European libraries) by a society of English
Literates a few days in order to find copies of some old American codes
which managed to escape the Loioliti.
The Loioliti are a religious order, and it is understood when translated
into English as the Jesuits.
This book is available on the web through Google
On the original fax from the archives there was reference to 1984
Details for the History of Moorfields Church