Born the nephew of the painter Giovanni Battista Passeri, Giuseppe trained in the studio of Carlo Maratta. Among the paintings by Giuseppe is St. Peter baptizes the Centurion, transferred to mosaic; the original was moved to a church of the Conventuali in Urbino. The painter Luigi Garzi was his son-in-law.
- Rosini, Giovanni (1847). Storia della Pittura Italiana esposta coi Monumenti. VII. Pisa: Niccolò Capurro. pp. 78–79.
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