Giovanni Battista Franco

male / Italian
Udine 1498/1515
Grosso 2016: 1510-1515
Venice 1561/1580
Grosso 2016: 1561
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  • Rome 1520 - 1536
    According to Vasari 1568 he came in to Rome when he was twenty. He worked here on the triumphal arches under the direction of Antonio da San Gallo on the occasion of the entry of Emperor Charles V on April 5, 1536
  • Florence 1536 - 1541
  • Rome 1541
  • Urbino 1544 - 1551
    worked here for Duke Giudobaldo II, painting religious paintings and decorations on majolica ware (Dacos/Meijer et al. 1995)
  • Rome 1549
    c. 1550 he painted the Gabrielli Chapel in Santa Maria sopra Minerva with episodes from the life of Christ and Mary (the landscapes were made by an unknown artist from The Netherlands) (Dacos/Meijer et al. 1995)
  • Venetië 1554 - 1561
    worked here for the rest of his life, a.o. for the De Grimani family (San Francesco della Vigna, in the Palazzo Ducale and in the Terraferma a.o. in Villa Malcontenta (Dacos/Meijer et al. 1995)
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history (as a genre), Christian religious scene
Vader van Giacomo Franco.
Creation date: 1991-12-15; Last modified date: 2020-01-31


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