Mola, Giovanni Battista

Mola, Giovanni Battista a French painter of the Bolognese school, was born about 1620, and was a scholar of Albano. He copied a vast work of Paul Veronese for cardinal Bichi. Lanzi gives but one example of his works from the collection of the marches Rinuccini, at Florence, the Repose in Egypt. Mrs. Jameson mentions a fine Holy Family by him in the Louvre, in which the Virgin watches with upturned eyes while Joseph and the Child sleep. Mola died in 1661. See Lanzi, Hist. of Painting. transl. by Roscoe, 3:92; Mrs. Jameson, Legends of the Madonna, page 241.

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