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Appiani, a modern Italian painter of merit, born near Milan in 1754. He showed early in life great talent for fresco painting, and was commissioned to adorn the cupola of Santa Maria di San Celso at Milan. This he did with such success as to earn the title of the Modern Raphael. He executed many works for public buildings, and attracted the attention of Napoleon, who conferred on him high distinctions. He died in 1818.