(b. 1487, Verona, d. 1557, Venezia)


Italian painter, originally Bonifazio de' Pitati. He was born in Verona but trained under Palma Vecchio and ran a large workshop in Venice. His style was greatly influenced by Giorgione and Titian, and to some extent his name is used to cover works which the owner dare not quite attribute to either of them, but there is a fine picture in Birmingham which is closer to Bassano. Other examples are in Adelaide, Boston, Dresden, Florence (Pitti, Uffizi), London (National Gallery), Milan (Brera and Ambrosiana), San Francisco, Venice and Vienna. There are also many cassoni and furniture decorations attributed to him. He had a lasting influence on Tintoretto.