Tommaso Aldrovandini (21 December 1653 – 23 October 1736) was an Italian painter of the Baroque period. Born in Bologna to a family of painters, he mainly learned from his uncle, Mauro Aldrovandini, and was called to fresco the Sala del Consiglio in Genoa (destroyed by fire). He also worked in Germany. He was the son of Giuseppe, cousin of Pompeo Aldrovandini, and sibling of Domenico.
He mainly painted perspective views and architectural subjects (quadratura), in which the figures were painted by Marcantonio Franceschini and Carlo Cignani. He decorated churches, palaces, and theaters in Forlì, Verona, Venice, Parma, Turin, Ferrara, and Genoa, and especially in his native Bologna. Among his pupils was Giovanni Benedetto Paolazzi.
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