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CRESCENZI, Giovanni Battista (1577 - 1660), Painter, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CRESCENZI, Giovanni Battista (1577 - 1660), Painter, architect

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Active in Spain.

Born c. 1577, in Rome, in 1595 according to Larousse Dictionary; died 1660, in Madrid.

Painter, architect.

A pupil of Pomerancio, Crescenzi was chosen by Philip III of Spain to design the Pantheon in the Escorial near Madrid. Pleased with the designs, Philip commissioned him to oversee the building, which began in 1620. Supported by a team of Italian

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