Franceschini, Baldassare (called il Volterrano), an eminent Italian painter, was born at Volterra in 1611, and studied under Matteo Roselli and Gio. de San Giovanni. Among his great frescos is the cupola of the Cappella Niccolini, in the church of Santa Croce at Florence;. and in the vault of a chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore is a picture of Elias, which is considered a grand production. He died in 1689. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.