Stefano da Ferrara

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Stefano da Ferrara
Sant'Antonio (Padua) - Madonna del Pilastro - Stefano da Ferrara.jpg
Born Stefano Di Benedetto
Nationality Italian
Known for Fresco

Stefano da Ferrara was an Italian painter from Ferrara who active in the latter half of the 15th century.


The dates of his birth and death are uncertain. He is described by Vasari as having been the friend of Mantegna. He filled the chapel of the Santo at Padua with frescoes, which were destroyed in 1500 during the renovation of the building by Andrea Briosco. In the Pinacoteca di Brera are two Madonnas with Saints that are assigned to him; in San Giovanni in Monte in Bologna is a Madonna and Child, with two Angels considered to be by this artist.[1] he worked on the frescoes in the Palazzo della Ragione, Padua.[2]

Recent studies have identified Stefano Di Benedetto as Stefano da Ferrara.[3] In these studies the art historian Miklós Boskovits has plausibly attributed the frescos of casa Minerbi - Del Sale to Stefano di Benedetto da Ferrara (not to be confused with his Quattrocento homonym).[4]


  1. ^ M. Bryan, 1886–1889, p.488
  2. ^ Frick Library, research on Palazzo della Ragione.
  3. ^ M. Boskovits, Per Stefano da Ferrara, pittore trecentesco, 1994, pp. 56-67
  4. ^ An. Dunlop, Painted Palace. The rise of secular art in early Renaissance Italy, 2009, p. 93


  • Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Ferrara, Stefano da". In Graves, Robert Edmund. Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons. 
  • (in Italian) Miklós Boskovits, Per Stefano da Ferrara, pittore trecentesco, in Hommage à Michel Laclotte: études sur la peinture du Moyen Age et de la Renaissance, Milano - Electa ; Paris - Réunion des Musées Nationaux, pp. 56–67, 1994, ISBN 2711831167
  • Anne Dunlop, Painted Palace. The rice of secular art in early Renaissance Italy, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2009, pp. 91–109. ISBN 9780271034089

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