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CRESPI, Giovanni Battista (1575 - 1633), Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
CRESPI, Giovanni Battista (1575 - 1633), Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 1575, in Cerano, near Novara (Milan region); died 1633, in Milan.

Painter, sculptor, draughtsman, architect. Religious subjects, historical subjects, figures. Church decoration, frescoes.

Milanese School.

[not available online]G.-B. Crespi travelled throughout Italy and studied in Rome and Venice before settling in Milan, where he soon earned the favour and patronage of the reigning duke, 'so that

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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