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FRANCO, Giovanni Battista (1498 - 1580), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
FRANCO, Giovanni Battista (1498 - 1580), Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman, engraver

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1498 or 1510, in Udine; died 1580, in Venice.

Painter, fresco artist, draughtsman (including sanguine/ink), engraver (including etching/burin), decorative designer. Mythological subjects, religious subjects, historical subjects, battles, portraits, figures. Ornaments, designs (majolica), theatre decoration, murals.

[not available online]Some scholars believe that Giovanni Battista Franco was born in 1498, others in 1510. If he was born in Udine, as

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