Alexander Paduano

(fl. 1570)

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(fl 1570; d ?Munich, before Dec 1596). Italian painter, active in Germany. In 1570 he travelled from Rome to Augsburg to assist his brother- in-law Friedrich Sustris (see Sustris, (2)) on the decoration of the Fugger town house. Sustris was later commissioned by William V, Duke of Bavaria, to decorate the interior of Burg Trausnitz, near Landshut. Much of the fresco decoration (1578–9) was destroyed in 1961. The Narrentreppe (‘Fool's Staircase’), however, in the south wing remains and its Mannerist, life-size figures from the commedia dell'arte have been attributed to Paduano. He remained in court service and his name has been associated with numerous altarpieces painted throughout the 1580s.

From The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Renaissance Art.

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