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COSTA, Lorenzo, the Elder (1460 - 1535), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
COSTA, Lorenzo, the Elder (1460 - 1535), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1460, in Ferrara; died 1535, in Mantua.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver. Religious subjects, portraits.

Bolognese School, Ferrara School.

Opinion is divided on the subject of Lorenzo Costa the Elder and his masters. Some think he was taught by Giacomo Francia, while others, comparing their work and dates of birth, say that he was

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