Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione

male / Italian
engraver (printmaker), pastelist, court painter, painter
The development of the monotype and the 'vernis mou' are attributed to Castiglione.
Genua 1609-03/1609-03-23
baptized 23 March 1609 (Saur 1997)
Mantua 1664-05/1664-05-05
His name is entered in the death register of the Duomo on 5 May 1664 (Saur 1997).
Family relationships
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elder brother of Salvatore Castiglione and father of Francesco Castiglione
See also
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Genua 1631
    c. 1631
  • Rome 1632 - 1634
  • Napels 1635
  • Rome 1639 - 1644
  • Genua 1645
    c. 1645
  • Rome 1647 - 1650
    made etchings in the manner of Rembrandt's etchings of the 1630s in these years
  • Mantua 1650 - 1651
    court painter for the Gonzaga family
  • Genua 1652 - 1656
  • Venetië 1659 - 1660
  • Parma 1661 - 1664
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene, mythology, portrait, landscape (genre), animal painting (genre), hunting scene, still life
Creation date: 1991-12-02; Last modified date: 2022-04-07


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