BEMBO, Italian family of painters

At least nine artists with the name Bembo were active in Cremona between 1425 and the end of the 16th century. The two best known, Bonifacio Bembo and Benedetto Bembo, were the sons of Giovanni Bembo (active 1425–1449), a master who worked both in his home town and in Brescia. Another son, Andrea Bembo, also a painter, became a Brescian citizen in 1431, and a further member of the family, Ambrosio Bembo, is recorded in Cremona in 1450. Giovan Francesco Bembo is thought to be the nephew of Bonifacio.




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