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ORSI, Lelio (1511 - 1587), Painter, draughtsman, fresco artist, architect

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
ORSI, Lelio (1511 - 1587), Painter, draughtsman, fresco artist, architect

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1511, in Reggio; died 3 May 1587, in Novellara.

Painter, draughtsman, fresco artist, architect. Religious subjects, allegorical subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Lelio Orsi is first mentioned in Reggio Emilia in 1536, when he was participating in the decorative works for the triumphal entry of Duke Ercole d'Este II. Having been banished from his native town in 1546 for

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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