Conte, Guido Del
Conte, Guido del an artist, so called, whose real name was Fassi, a native of Carpi, was born in 1584. He was the inventor of a kind of work called by the Italians scagliola or mischio. From him this method rapidly spread throughout all Italy. Some of his scholars far surpassed him in the execution of altars for churches. He died in 1649. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.