Pagni, Benedetto

Pagni, Benedetto an Italian painter, was a native of Pescia, and studied in the school of Giulio Romano at Rome. He accompanied that master to Mantua, where he assisted him in his works. He acquired considerable distinction as a historical painter, and executed some works for the churches. Lanzi says his picture of the Martyrdom of St. Lorenzo, in the church of St. Andrea, at Mantua, is worthy of the school of his master. Many pictures are claimed to have been executed by him in his native city, but Lanzi thinks that the Marriage at Cana, in the collegiate church, and the facade of the house of the Pagni family, are the only genuine ones. Zani says he painted from 1525 to 1570.

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