Bianco, Bartolomeo

Bianco, Bartolomeo an eminent Italian architect, was born at Como about 1600. He built the Strada Balbi, at Genoa, the college for the Jesuits, and a palace for Giovanni Agostonio, at Balbi. He died at Genoa in 1656. Soprani says that the republic of Genoa consulted this artist as to the most convenient manner of enclosing the city with a new wall. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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