Benedetto Rusconi

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Madonna and Child with Saints Jerome, Benedict, Mary Magdalene and Justina Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice
Pietà, now at the Museo Correr in Venice

Benedetto Rusconi, nicknamed the 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. A number of his paintings are in Venice. 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. In the Accademia Gallery are included his Virgin and Child, formerly in Santa Lucia at Padua, and a Transfiguration. The church of Santa Maria della Croce in Crema has an altarpiece depicting the Gift of the Miraculous Girdle to St Thomas. A Madonna and Child With St Jerome is on display at the Lowe Art Museum in Coral Gables, Florida.


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Diana, Benedetto". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. 

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