Filippi, Sebastiano

Filippi, Sebastiano (called Bastianino), an eminent Italian painter, was born at Ferrara in 1532, and was instructed by his father, Camillo. When eighteen years of age he went to Rome and entered the school of Buonarotti. His great work in the Cathedral of Ferrara, representing the Last Judgment, established his fame. Among his best works are the Martyrdom of St. Catherine, in the church dedicated to that saint; and the Adoration of the Magi, in Santa Maria de Servi. He painted also the Virgin and Infant; St. John, and the Dead Christ supported by Angels. Filippi died in 1602. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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