Perugia, Giovanni Niccolo Da

Perugia, Giovanni Niccolo da an Italian painter, was born at Perugia, according to Pascoli about 1478. He was probably a scholar of Pietro Perugino. Lanzi says, He was a good colorist, and therefore was willingly received by Pietro to assist him in his works, however inferior to that artist in design and perspective. His works are recognized in the Capella del Cambio near, the celebrated Sala of Perugino. where be painted John the Baptist. In the church of S. Tommaso is his picture of that saint about to touch the wounds of the Savior, and, with the exception of a sameness of the heads, it possesses much of the character of Perugino." He died in 1544.

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