Bonasoni, Giulio, a Bolognese painter and very eminent engraver, was born about 1498, and studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini, and engraving under Marc Antonio. He executed a number of pictures for the churches of Bologna, among which is a fine painting representing the Souls in Purgatory, in San Stefano. He died about 1570. The following is a list of some of his best works: The Creation of Eve; Adam and Eve; Adam Tilling the Earth and
Eve Spinning; The Cup Found in Benjamin's Sack; The Miracle of the Manna. and Moses Striking the Rock. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.