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Borgognone, Ambrogio

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00023291
Borgognone, Ambrogio

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1455, in Fossano or in Milan (Lombardy); died between 1522 and 1535, in 1523 according to some sources.

Painter, fresco artist.

Lombard School (Milan).

The nickname Borgognone ('Burgundian') may have been given to one of Ambrogio's ancestors (possibly his grandfather or father), who worked in Burgundy or for the Duke of Burgundy in Flanders. The family retained this name. Ambrogio was probably a pupil of Vincenzo Foppa; some critics also believe that he collaborated with Bernardino Butinone and Zenale....

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Subjects: Painting ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400)

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