Bocciardo, Clemente

Bocciardo, Clemente (called Clementone, "the great Clement," from his physical size), an Italian painter, was born at Genoa in 1620. He studied under Bernardo Strozzi, and accompanied Benedetto Castiglione to Rome, where he studied some time, and afterwards went to Florence, where he met with great encouragement. His principal works are at Pisa, of which his Martyrdom of St. Sebastian, in the Church of the Carthusians, is considered the best. He died at Pisa in 1658. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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