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FONTANA, Lavinia (1552 - 1614), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FONTANA, Lavinia (1552 - 1614), Painter

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, female.

Born 1552, in Bologna; died 1614, in Rome.

Painter. History painting, religious subjects, portraits.

[not available online]The daughter of Prospero Fontana, who was her master, Lavinia Fontana's history paintings were held in great esteem, but she achieved fame primarily as a result of the portraits she painted in Rome. She married Paolo Zappi, who painted the draperies in her works,

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