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GESSI, Francesco Giovanni (1588 - 1649), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
GESSI, Francesco Giovanni (1588 - 1649), Painter

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Italian, 17th century, male.

Born 20 January 1588, in Bologna; died 1649, in Bologna.

Painter. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, genre scenes.

Gessi studied under D. Calvaert and Cremonini, then under Guido Reni and emerged as one of the latter's most accomplished pupils, earning him the byname 'the Second Guido'. As a result, Reni entrusted to Gessi completion of several of his own paintings.


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