Ferrari, Gaudenzio

Ferrari, Gaudenzio (also called Gaudenzio Milanese), an eminent Italian painter, was born at Vahlhlgia, in the territory of Novara, in 1484, and was probably a scholar of Pietro Perugino. Among his principal works was the cupola of Santa Maria, in Saronno. His picture of St. Christopher, in the church of that saint, at Vercelli, is greatly admired. In the same church are several other pictures of his, representing scenes in the life of Christ, including Mary Magdalene and the Peassion. There are many other paintings of his elsewhere. He died in 1550. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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