Modigliana, Francisco

Modigliana, Francisco a Bolognese painter; flourished about the beginning of the 17th century. Lamnzi says he "was not remarkably powerful, nor always consistent with himself, but very graceful and beautiful, and deserving a place in our lexica." His works at Urbino, where he is known under the name of Francisco da Forli, are a picture of Christ taken down from the Cross, in oil, at St. Croce, and some Angels, in fresco, at St. Lucia. His finest works, however, are in the churches at Forli and Rimini, among which are A dam driven from Eden, the Deluge, and the Tower of Babel. He died suddenly, leaving his work imperfect,' but it was afterwards continued by Arrigoni, who painted the Death of Abel in the same place. See Lanzi's Hist. of Painting, transl. by Roscoe (Lond. 1847, 3 volume, 8vo), 3:57.

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