Vespasiano Strada

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Vespasiano Strada (1582–1622) was an Italian painter and engraver of the early-Baroque period, mainly active in Rome. His biography is summarized by Giovanni Baglione.

"Scene from the life of San Feliciano"
Cathedral of San Feliciano, Foligno, Italy

He was born of Spanish parentage in Rome. He worked chiefly in fresco, and had embellished the churches and public edifices at Rome with several of his historical paintings. He painted for the cloister of the monastery of Sant' Onofrio, and for the church of Santa Maria Maddalena in Campo Marzio, the Visitation of the Virgin Mary to St. Elisabeth, and the Adoration of the Shepherds. He died at Rome, at the age of thirty-six years, in the pontificate of Pope Paul V.