Antonio Maria Vassallo

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Rinald and Armida (ca. 1635) by Antonio Maria Vassallo. Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro.
Childhood of King Cyrus

Antonio Maria Vassallo (c. 1620-1664/1673) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period, active mainly in Genoa, and painting mythologic scenes and still lifes.[1]

His biography is poorly documented, and mainly depends on the Genoese biographer Raffaele Soprani (1674) as a source. He initially apprenticed with Vincenzo Malò (c. 1605-c. 1650), a Flemish artist who had studied with Teniers the Elder and Rubens. Vassallo appears to have been influenced by his fellow Genoese Sinibaldo Scorza and Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione.[1]

He painted a St. Francis with Three female saints (1648) for the church of San Gerolamo in Quarto.[2] Vassallo also painted a Martyrdom of Saint Marcello Mastrilli' (1664) for the Convento di Carignano.[3] Vassallo also painted portraits, yet no portraits by Vassallo are known at present.

The closest follower of Vassallo's still-life style is Giovanni Agostino Cassana (c. 1658-1720).[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Antonio Maria Vassallo - Biography[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ St. Francis and three saints now in Palazzo Bianco, Genoa.
  3. ^ Martyrdom ... now in private collection.