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FRANCIA, Francesco (1450 - 1517), Painter, engraver, medallist

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANCIA, Francesco (1450 - 1517), Painter, engraver, medallist

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born 1450, in Bologna; died 5 January 1517, in Bologna.

Painter, engraver, medallist. History painting.

Bolognese School.

[not available online]Francesco Francia belonged to a distinguished Bolognese family, though at the time of his birth the family fortunes were at a low ebb. His father, Marco Raibolini, a wood engraver or carver, apprenticed him to the jeweller Duc,

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