Vincenzo Gonzaga (I)

male / Italian
art collector, patron, noble
Gonzaga was a keen collector of Italian and Netherlandish art, who attracted Northern artists to his court. He was a patron of composer Claudio Monteverdi and poet Torquato Tasso. During the period 1600-1609, Frans Pourbus II was his court painter in Mantua. Also Peter Paul Rubens received commissions from the Duke in these years. Furthermore, the two artists acted as agents for Gonzaga, buying artworks for his collection. This included at one point several works by Caravaggio, Lucas van Leyden, Quinten Metsys, a triptych by Jan van Eyck (bought in 1597) and seventeen painting attributed to Pieter Brueghel I.
Mantua 1562-09-21
Mantua 1612-02-08
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grandson of Federico Gonzaga (II), son of Guglielmo Gonzaga, husband of Margherita Farnese, father of Francesco (IV), Ferdinando (I) and Vincenzo (II).
See also
In this field, you will find references to names of groups or to the artists that made/make up groups. You may also come across references to other artists if there was/is question of collaboration without a joint name. This is the case, for instance, with artists who rendered parts of works by other artists (such as with P.P Rubens and J. Brueghel I).
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1580 - 1612
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Creation date: 2012-05-16; Last modified date: 2021-06-20


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