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COSSA, Francesco (1435 - 1477), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COSSA, Francesco (1435 - 1477), Painter

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born possibly 1435, in Ferrara; died 1477, in Bologna.

Painter.

Ferrara School.

Francesco Cossa’s date of birth has been deduced from several documents dated 1477, which state that he died aged 42. The first record of his artistic activity is from September 1456, when he was paid by the Cathedral of Ferrara for a Deposition (destroyed) placed on the high altar. He

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