Carlo Bononi

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Carlo Bononi (1569 - c. 1632) was an Italian painter.


Born and active mainly in Emilia and Ferrara, and considered to be mainly a painter of the School of Ferrara. He studied painting under Giuseppe Mazzuoli, known as il Bastarolo. He knew Guercino and was eulogized by Guido Reni as having a "bounty of a most honest life, a great knowledge of design, and strength in colorizing". Bononi rose to prominence in Ferrara when the painter Scarsellino died, and the former called to Rome. He was initially buried in Santa Maria in Vado, for which he had helped decorate the ceiling with various canvases.

Among his pupils were Alfonso Rivarola (il Chenda), Giovanni Battista dalla Torre, and Camillo Berlinghieri. His nephew, Leonello Bononi was also a painter.


  1. ^ Sassu, Giovanni (1 February 2015). "Carlo Bononi e i colori "di cuore liquefatto"". MuseoinVita (in Italian). Retrieved 19 April 2017. 
  • Fondazione Manodori website.
  • Francis P. Smyth and John P. O'Neill (Editors in Chief (1986). National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, ed. The Age of Correggio and the Carracci: Emilian Painting of the 16th and 17th Centuries. pp. 379–85. 
  • Camillo Laderchi (1856). La pittura ferrarese, memorie. Googlebooks. pp. 148–153. 

External links[edit]

  • Census of Ferrarese Paintings and Drawings [2]