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MAINERI, Gian or Giovanni Francesco de (<i>died</i> 1504), Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
MAINERI, Gian or Giovanni Francesco de (died 1504), Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman

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Italian, 15th century, male.

Born in Mantua; died c. 1504 or 1505.

Painter, miniaturist, draughtsman. Religious subjects.

Princess Isabelle chose Gian Maineri to illuminate several books of devotion and liturgy for her. There is a letter from Maineri to the princess stating that he is unable to complete the remaining miniatures because he has no colours and no money.

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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