Biagio Betti

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Biagio Betti (1535–1605) was an Italian painter of the late-Renaissance or Mannerist period. He was born in Cutigliano. He became, in 1557, a monk of the order of the Theatines of San Silvestro al Quirinale, and his works are principally confined to the monastery of that order in Rome.

In Rome, he became a pupil of Daniele da Volterra. In the refectory of the Theatine monastery, he painted the Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes which was restored by Paolo Anesi in 1847; and in the library, Christ disputing with the Doctors.[1] He is said to have been prized by Pope Clement VIII.[2]

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  1. ^ 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. p. 9. 
  2. ^ Guida di Pistoia per gli amanti delle belle arti con notizie By Francesco Tolomei, page 157.