Nazzari, Bartolomeo

Nazzari, Bartolomeo an Italian painter who devoted himself to sacred and secular art, was born, according to Tassi, in the territory of Clusane, in the Bergamese, in 1699. After studying at Venice under Angelo Trevisani, he went to Rome, and finished his course under Benedetto Luti and Francesco Trevisani. He settled at Venice, and became an excellent painter of history and portraits. He visited various capitals of different German and Italian states, and gained a great reputation for his portraits of princes and of their courtiers, also for his heads of youths and old men, drawn from life, very fancifully dressed and decorated. Among his best historical productions is a Holy Family with St. Anne, at Pontremoli. He died in 1758. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, 2:610.

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