Fra Bonaventura Bisi

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Bonaventura Bisi
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Bonaventura Bisi
Born (1601-10-09) October 9, 1601 (age 412)
Bologna, Italy
Died December 5, 1659(1659-12-05) (aged 58)
Bologna, Italy
Nationality Italian
Other names Il Pittorino, Padre Pittorini
Occupation painter
Known for engraver and miniature painter[1]

Fra' Bonaventura Bisi (9 October 1601–5 December 1659) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. He was also called Il Pittorino or Padre Pittorini, as a Franciscan monk in the convent of S. Francesco in Bologna. He was a pupil of Lucio Massari, and made miniature copies from the works of Correggio, Titian, and Guido Reni among others, which were collected in the cabinet of his patron, Alfonso IV of Modena. He also etched a few plates after Parmigianino, Reni, and an original Holy Family, with St. John and St. Elisabeth, (1631).[2] He died at Bologna.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sotheby's. "Important Old Master Paintings and Sculpture". Sotheby's. Retrieved 6 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. pp. page 131.