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PORTA, Giuseppe della or Joseph (1520 - 1570), Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
PORTA, Giuseppe della or Joseph (1520 - 1570), Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1520, in Castelnovo di Garfagnana; died 1570, in Venice.

Painter, fresco artist, engraver, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits.

Giuseppe della Porta was orphaned at a very early age. He moved to Rome and entered the workshop of the painter Franco Salviati, whose name he adopted in gratitude. His mentor took him to Venice to execute several commissions there, and

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