Nuvolone, Carlo Francesco
Nuvolone, Carlo Francesco a distinguished Italian painter, the eldest son of Panfilo Nuvolone, was born at Milan in 1608. He studied under his father, but finished his education in the school of Giulio Cesare Procaccini, although he did not adopt the style.of either, but became a follower of Guido. According to Lanzi the forms-of his figures are elegant, and the airs of his heads graceful, with a remarkable sweetness and harmony of tints, so that he deserved the name which he still enjoys of "the Guido of Lombardy." His Madonnas are in much request for private collections Nuvolone also painted many portraits for the nobility, which possess great excellence; and he was selected to paint the queen of Spain when she visited Milan in 1649. Lanzi mentions his fine picture of the Miracle of St. Peter in S. Vittore at Milan; and says he painted many other works in excellent taste, at Milan, Parma, Cremona, Piacenza, and Como. He died, according to Orlandi, in 1651, though Bryan says 1661.