Lotto, Lorenzo a celebrated Venetian painter of the 16th century, is supposed by some to have been a native of Bergamo, but by others a native of Venice. Lotto lived, besides, at Bergamo, also some time at Trevigi, at Recanati, and at Loretto, where he died. His works range from 1513 to 1554. Lanzi ventures an opinion that Lotto's best works could scarcely be surpassed by Raffaelle or by Correggio, if treating the same subject. His masterpieces are the Madonnas of St. Bartolomeo and Santo Spirito, at Bergamo.