Franchi, Antonio a reputable Italian painter, was born at Lucca, July 14, 1634, studied under Baldassare Franceschini, and settled at Florence. He painted a number of works for the churches, among which his picture of Christ Giving the Keys to St. Peter, in the parochial church of Caporgnano, at Lucca, is considered his masterpiece. He died July 8, 1709. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.