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Sebastiano del Piombo (Fra)

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B00166722
Sebastiano del Piombo (Fra)

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Italian, 16th century, male.

Born 1485, probably in Venice; died 21 June 1547, in Rome.

Painter. Portraits, religious subjects, mythological subjects.

Before studying painting, the teenaged Sebastiano was already a well-known singer and lute player, much sought after in Venetian society. He began his apprenticeship in the studio of Giovanni Bellini and later asked for lessons from Giorgione. He assimilated the latter’s style so effectively that his altarpiece for S Giovanni Cristostomo (...

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

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