MAFFEI, Francesco
(b. ca. 1600, Vicenza, d. 1660, Vicenza)


Italian painter, active mainly in the Veneto.

He had a refreshingly individualistic style, carrying on the great painterly tradition of Tintoretto and Bassano, reinforced by the example of Liss, Feti, and Strozzi, to which he added his own note of mysterious and sometimes bizarre fantasy. He painted mythological scenes and also allegorical portraits of local officials.