In 1780, he helped decorate the Apostolic palace and in 1785 the Stanza delle Stampe of the Vatican Library. In 1797, he painted the Transit of St Joseph for the church of San Secondo in Gubbio; in 1804, he completes the Death of St Anne for the Basilica di San Frediano in Spoleto. Returning to Rome, Nocchi painted in 1799 a portrait of Prince Camillo Borghese; in 1803, Glory of Santa Pudenziana (for the church of the same name), San Novato, and San Timoteo. In 1807 he painted a portrait of Pope Pius VII. He also painted The Dancers, Portrait of a Noble Lady and Portrait of the Venerable Marie Clotilde of France, queen of Sardinia (1809). His son, Pietro Nocchi, was also a painter.
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