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CASANOVA, Giovanni Battista (1730 - 1795), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CASANOVA, Giovanni Battista (1730 - 1795), Painter, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 18th century, male.

Born 1730, in Venice; died 1795, in Dresden.

Painter, engraver, draughtsman. Genre scenes, landscapes, architectural views.

[not available online]Giovanni Battista Casanova, elder brother of Francesco Casanova, studied painting in Dresden under Silvestre and Dietrich. He travelled to Rome in 1752, where he was advised by Mengs and perfected his charcoal-drawing technique. He was also a pupil of Piazzetta, in Venice.

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