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Credi, Lorenzo di

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00044226
Credi, Lorenzo di

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born possibly 1459, in Florence; died 1537, in Florence.

Painter, sculptor. Religious subjects, mythological subjects, portraits.

Florentine School.

Credi's date of birth has been established from a tax declaration made by his mother between 1480 and 1481, which states that he was 21 years old. There is also an inscription on the back of the self-portrait in the Widener Collection in Philadelphia, which gives his age as 32 in 1488. However, this inscription comes later and should be given less credence....

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Subjects: Painting ; Sculpture and Carving ; Byzantine and Medieval Art (500 CE to 1400) ; Religious Art ; Christian Art

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