He was the son and scholar of Marc Antonio Franceschini, was born at Bologna in 1672. He painted historical pictures in the style of his father, and there are some of his works in the churches at Bologna. In Santa Maria Incoronata is a picture of St. Usualdo, St. Margaret, St. Lucy, and St. Cecilia ; in San Simone, The Crucifixion; and in San Martino, St. Anne. Franceschini died at Bologna in 1745. Giuseppe Pedretti was one of his students.
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- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Bryan, Michael (1886). "Franceschini, Giacomo". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.
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