COSTA, Italian family of painters

Lorenzo Costa the Elder was one of the leading artists of the school of Ferrara. His work is a link between the Late Gothic style of Cosimo Tura and that of the High Renaissance. His son Ippolito Costa spent ten years as an artist at the Gonzaga court in Mantua. Lorenzo Costa the Younger was probably the son of Ippolito and, except for a period in Rome, spent most of his career in Mantua, particularly working on decorations in the Palazzo Ducale.

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