Padovanino, Francesco an Italian painter, was born at Padua in the year 1552. It is not known with whom he studied, but he painted history with considerable reputation. He possessed inventive genius, and was a correct and graceful designer. He painted some works for the churches, one of the best of which is a picture in the church of La: Madonna del Carmine at Venice, representing a saint interceding for two criminals condemned to death. He excelled in portraits, which were admired for their truth, dignity, and excellent coloring. He died in 1617.