Pancotto, Pietro

Pancotto, Pietro an Italian painter, educated in the school of the Caracci, flourished about 1590. According to Malaysia, he was an eccentric genius. His principal work is a grand fresco representing The Last Judgment, in the church of the Madonna di S. Colombano at Bologna. In it he revenged himself on the parish priest by introducing his portrait in caricature, which excited the indignation of the clergy, and probably lost him any further employment from them. Lanzi places him in the third rank, among the Bolognese painters, Domenichino and Guido holding the first.

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