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FONTANA, Prospero (1512 - 1597), Painter, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FONTANA, Prospero (1512 - 1597), Painter, draughtsman

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1512, in Bologna; died 1597, in Bologna.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

Fontainebleau School.

A pupil of Innocenzio da Imola, Prospero Fontana travelled to Rome, where he was employed by Pope Julius III, and was later engaged by Francesco Primaticcio, who was working at Fontainebleau at the time. From Fontainebleau he went to Genoa, where he worked for the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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