Benedetto Diana

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Pietà, now at the Museo Correr in Venice

Benedetto Diana (died 1525) was an Italian Renaissance painter, a companion of Vittore Carpaccio and Giovanni di Niccolò Mansueti, who lived in the latter part of the 15th and early part of the 16th centuries. No date can be given of his birth.

He was an inferior artist, and worked both in tempera and oils. He painted The Brethren distributing Alms, in San Giovanni Evangelista, Venice, and he assisted Lazzaro Bastiani in painting the standards on the Piazza of San Marco. Many galleries in Venice possess paintings by him. In the Gallerie dell'Accademia, besides other paintings, are the Virgin and Child, formerly in Santa Lucia at Padua, and a Transfiguration. The church of Santa Maria della Croce, Crema, has an altar-piece representing the Gift of the Miraculous Girdle to St. Thomas.

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This article incorporates text from the article "Diana, Benedetto" in Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers by Michael Bryan, edited by Robert Edmund Graves and Sir Walter Armstrong, an 1886–1889 publication now in the public domain. There is also a painting by this painter in the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables,Florida("Madonna and Child With Saint Jerome").

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