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PENNI, Giovanni Francesco (1488 - 1528), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PENNI, Giovanni Francesco (1488 - 1528), Painter

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1488, in Florence; died 1528, in Naples.

Painter. Religious and mythological subjects, portraits.

Penni was still young when he went to Rome, where he entered the workshop of Raphael. He collaborated often with his master, in particular on the Loggia of the Vatican. On Raphael's death Penni was joint executor with Giulio Romano of the artist's will and entrusted with the

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Subjects: Art ; Biographical Studies

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