Luini (or Lovini), Bernardino

Luini (or Lovini), Bernardino an eminent Italian painter, was probably born at Luino, a small town in the Milanese province, on the Lago Maggiore, in 1480, and is generally considered to have been a pupil of Leonardo da Vinci. His two pictures of Mary Magdalene and St. John Embracing the Lamb, in the Ambrosian Gallery at Milan, are excellent works. He was no less distinguished for his frescos, of which the most celebrated is Christ Crowned with Thorns, in the same gallery. He died in 1530. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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