Natali, Carlo

Natali, Carlo called Il Guardolino, an Italian painter and architect who devoted himself largely to sacred subjects, was born at Cremona about 1590. He studied successively under Andrea Mainardi and Guido Reni; and subsequently resided during a number of years at Rome and Genoa, observing all that was most valuable, and exerting his own talents in the art. Among his best paintings is his St. Francesca Romana, in the church of S. Gismondo at Cremona, which Lanzi ranks above mediocritv. Natali did not execute many works in painting, being principally devoted to architecture. His edifices are principally at Genoa and Cremona; but llone of them are mentioned. He was living in 1683.

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