Franceschini, Cav Marc Antonio
Franceschini, Cav. Marc Antonio an eminent Italian painter, was born at Bologna, April 5, 1648, and was instructed in the school of Gio. Battista Galli. The principal works of this master at Bologna are a ceiling in the Palazzo Ranuzzi; The Death of St. Joseph, in Corpus Domini; St. Francis of Sales Kneeling before the Virgin and Infant, in La Madonna di Galeria; a fine picture of The Annunciation, at the Institute. At Rimini, in the Church of the Augustines, is a fine picture of St. Tommaso Giving Alms to the Poor. Franceschini died December 24, 1728. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.