The painter and graphic artist was born and died in Fossombrone in the province of Pesaro
and Urbino in the Marche region. He first moved to Bologna and came under the
influence of the Carracci school. The main influence on his prints was Simone
Cantarini. Diamantini then went to Venice, where he sojourned until 1698. There
he worked under the influence of the Venetian painter Pietro Liberi and painted
for the Venetian nobility from Venice and its environs. He spent the last seven
years of his life in his native Fossombrone.
Lit.: Ugo Ruggeri, Pietro e Marco Liberi. Pittori nella
Venezia del Seicento, Rimini 1996, pp. 63–64; Nicosetta Roio, Diamantini,
Giuseppe, La Pittura nel Veneto. Il Seicento, II (ed. Mauro Lucco), Milano
2001, p. 821 (with cited bibliography).