(Arezzo, Museo Statale d'Arte)
Francesco Bonsignori (1455 – 2 July 1519) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance period.
Biography [ edit ]
He was born in
Verona, and miscalled by Vasari and others Monsignori. In Verona, he was under the influence or a pupil of Liberale da Verona. In 1487, he went to Mantua, where he was largely patronized by Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua and was influenced by Mantegna. He died in Caldiero, near Verona.
He excelled in painting animals. In the Brera at Milan is his
St. Louis and in the refectory of the church of the Franciscans at Mantua are some perspective views. His last production was The Vision of Christ to the nun Ozanna, dated 1519, and now in the Academy at Mantua.
Several portraits at the
Pitti Palace galleries. Portrait of a Venetian Senator
at the National Gallery, London.
Christ ascending Calvary at the Academy of Fine Arts in Mantua.
Last Supper (1506) San Francesco, Mantua.
St. Sebastian, Santa Maria de Grazie, Mantua.
Assumption of the Virgin at San Clemente in Brescia.
Crucifixion with donors, Verona Gallery.
Madonna, Child and Saints (1488) San Bernardino, Verona.
Madonna with Saints (1514) Santi Nazaro e Celso, Verona
Madonna, child and Saints Jerome & Christopher (1484) San Termo, Verona.
Sources [ edit ]
A Guide to the Paintings of Venice, Karl Karoly, and Frank Tryon Charles, George bell and Sons, London, 1895, page 236.
Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves, ed. Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical . York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. pp. pages 157–158. (Volume I: A-K)
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