Brentana, Simone an Italian painter, was born in 1638. Most of his pictures are in the palaces and churches of Italy. One of the finest is in San Sebastiano, at Verona, representing the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian. He died in 1726. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.