- Francesco Brizio
Francesco Brizio (1574 - 1623) was an Italian painter and engraver of the Bolognese School, active in the early-
He was also known as "Nosadella" and was born in
Bologna. He was initially a pupil of Bartolommeo Passarotti, but then became a pupil under Agostino and Ludovico Carracci. He helped paint, along with Lucio Massariand Leonello Spada, stories of Torquato Tasso's epic in the loggias of the Bentivogli palace. He also frescoed a ceiling for the signori Conti Boschetti in Modenaand in the Oratorio della SS Trinità in Pieve di Cento. In Bologna, he painted a "Coronation of the Madonna del Borgo" for the church of San Petronio. He also frescoed in the cloister of San Michele in Bosco. His son Filippo became a pupil of Guido Reni. Another pupil was Domenico Ambrogi.
In engraving he was instructed by
Agostino Carracci, and he is said to have forwarded some of the plates of that master. He died at Bologna. Among his works as an engraver:
*#"A large Landscape" from his own design.
*#"St. Roch" after Parmigianino.
*#"The flight to Egypt" after
*#"The Holy Family" after Correggio.
*#"Portrait of Cinthio Aldobrandini; after
*#A Frontispiece; inscribed Explicatione del sacro lenzuolo; (1599) after the same.
*#"Another Frontispiece; inscribed Tempio al
Cardinale Cinthio Aldobrandini(1579) after the same,
*#"Another Frontispiece, with the Arms of Duke of Modena, and in the middle some Children; the Virgin Mary in the Clouds; after the same.
*#"The Virgin Mary crowned, with the Infant Jesus", after same. (1594)
*#"St. Francis kneeling, holding the Infant Jesus, and the two Angels".
*#"The great St. Jerome"; left imperfect by
*#"Christ and the Samaritan" (1610) and "A Blind Man led by a Dog" after
*cite book | author= Marchese Antonio Bolognini Amorini| year=1843| title= Vite de Pittori ed Artifici Bolognesi| chapter= | editor= | others= | pages= pages 91-96| publisher= Tipografia Governativa alla Volpe, Bologna | id= | url= http://books.google.com/books?id=-GABAAAAQAAJ&dq=pittori&as_brr=1 | authorlink=
*cite book| first=Michael| last=Bryan| year=1886| title="Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical" (Volume I: A-K)| editor = Robert Edmund Graves| pages= page 185| publisher=George Bell and Sons|location=York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007 |id= |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=4GYCAAAAYAAJ&printsec=titlepage&dq=DICTIONARY+AACHEN+AALST&as_brr=1| authorlink=
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