Albano (or Albani), Francesco

Albano (Or Albani), Francesco, an Italian painter, was born at Bologna, March 17, 1578. When quite young he displayed a talent for painting, and was placed, at the age of twelve, under the tuition of Denis Calvart. Albano afterwards went to Rome, where his genius soon gained him a reputation. The greater part of the work in the national Church of the Spaniards was executed by Albano. Returning to Rome, he. executed the large works to be seen in the tribune of the Madonna della Pace. He died at Bologna, Oct. 4, 1660. Among his best works at Bologna are, the Baptism of Christ in the Church of San Glorio: — the Annunciation, in the Church of San Bartolomeo: — and the Resurrection, in the Church of Santa Maria de Galeria. He is regarded more as an agreeable than a great painter. Among his other best efforts are the pictures of the four elements, painted for the cardinal Maurice, and now in the Gallery at Turin.

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