Bassi, Francesco, a Bolognese painter, was born in 1664, and studied under Pasinelli. He had some fine works in the public edifices in Bologna, the best of which is a picture of St. Antony Taken Up to Heaven by Angels. He was a distinguished copyist and imitator of Guercino. He died in 1693 (according to others in 1732). See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.