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Battista Franco

(c. 1510—1561)


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(c.1510–1561), Italian painter, probably a native of Venice. By 1530 he was living in Rome, where he was one of the first painters to copy the frescoes in the Sistine Chapel; his copies of Michelangelo and his drawings of antique sculptures were all executed in ink.

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From The Oxford Dictionary of the Renaissance in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).


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