Braccioli, Giovanni Francesco
Braccioli, Giovanni Francesco, an Italian painter, was born at Ferrara in 1698, and studied under Giacomo Parolini; but afterwards under Giuseppe Crespi at Bologna. There is an altar-piece by him in the Oratory of the Theatines at Ferrara, representing the Annunciation; and in the Church of St. Catharine a Flagellation, and Christ Crowned with Thorns — these two last being his best works. He died in 1762. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.