Grazio Cossali

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Grazio Cossali, sometimes called Orazio Cossali[1] (1563 – December 4, 1629[2]) was an Italian painter who worked in Brescia, Cremona, and Venice, active during the Mannerist or early Baroque periods.

Biography[edit]

Born in Orzinuovi, Province of Brescia, he is sometimes referred to as Cossale. He is said to paint in the style of Palma il Giovane.

In the Brescian churches of Santa Maria delle Grazie and Santa Maria dei Miracoli are paintings of the Adoration of the Magi and the Presentation of Mary in the Temple. He also painted for the church of San Lorenzo. He painted a small Coronation of the Virgin (1590s) for the parish church of Quinzanello.[3] He painted a canvas on the history of Carlo Borromeo for the church of the Madonna della Stella in Cellatica.

The town hall, or Palazzo Communale, of Cremona has a Cossali painting, Harvest of the Manna (1587) in the Council Chamber (or hall of the Paintings). His son Giacomo was also a painter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garollo, Gottardo (1907). Ulrico Hoepli, ed. Dizionario biografico universale. Editore Libraio della Real Casa, Milan. p. 588. 
  2. ^ Biography from Indicearte.
  3. ^ Guide to Commune of Dello.