Peterzano (or Preterazzano), Simone
Peterzano (or Preterazzano), Simone an Italian painter, was, according to Lomazzo, a pupil of Titian, and flourished at Milan in 1591, where he executed some works for the churches, both in oil and fresco. Lanzi says: "On his Pieta in S. Fidela he inscribed himself 'litiani Discipulus;' and his close imitation seems to confirm the truth. He produced several works in fresco, particularly several histories of St. Paul in S. Barnaba. He there seems to have aimed at uniting the expression, the foreshortening, and the perspective of the Milanese to the rich coloring of Venetian artists, noble works if they were thoroughly correct, and if the author had been as excellent in fresco as in oil painting." There is a fine picture by this master of the Assumption of the Virgin in the Chiesa di Brera.