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Primaticcio, Francesco

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00146173
Primaticcio, Francesco

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 30 April 1504, in Bologna; died 1570, in Paris.

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

First Fontainebleau School.

Francesco Primaticcio spent the initial years of his career in Bologna, where he fell under the influence of Raphael. The direct formulative influence on Primaticcio proved, however, to be Giulio Romano, who retained Primaticcio to work under him at the Palazzo Tè in Mantua between ...

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

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