(b. 1556, Venezia, d. 1618, Venezia)


Italian painter, a pupil in the school of Giuseppe Porta (c. 1520-c. 1575). His designs are more studied and laboured than those of most of the Venetian painters. He copied Palma, but avoided the meanness of an imitator; and his pictures of the Miracles of St Francis de Paula, in the church of that name at Venice, fully express his style. His historical subjects are admirable, particularly those of the easel size. He painted architectural views of noted places in Venice, embellishing them with figures, beautifully arranged, and imagined with considerable ease and symmetry. He also produced many portraits.

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