Parone, Francesco

Parone, Francesco an Italian painter, was born about 1600 at Milan. According to Baglioni he was the son of an obscure artist, who taught him the rudiments of the art. At an early age he went to Rome, where he had the good fortune of being taken under the protection of the marquis Giustiniani, for whom he painted several pictures. He studied the works of the best masters with great assiduity, and had already begun to distinguish himself when he died, in 1634, in the flower of his life. His principal work is an altarpiece in the church of the monastery of St. Romualdo at Rome, representing the martyrdom of that saint — a grand composition of many figures, executed in the style of Caravaggio.

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