Liberi, Pietro

Liberi, Pietro an eminent Italian painter, was born at Padua in 1605, and studied under Alessandro Varotari, also the works of the best masters, as Michael Angelo, Raphael, Correggio, and Titian. Among his best productions are the Murder of the Innocents, at Venice; Noah just Landed from the Ark; in the cathedral at Vicenza and The Deluge, in the Church of Santa Maria Maggiore, at Bergamo. Others of his grand pictures are the Destruction of Pharaoh's Host, ill the cathedral at Vicenza; Moses Striking the Rock, at Bergamo; and the Sufferings of Job. He died in 1687. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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