Pozzi, Giovanni Battista

Pozzi, Giovanni Battista a Milanese painter who flourished in the latter part of the 16th century, was employed by Sixtus V in the palace of St. John of Lateran and in the library of the Vatican. In the Sistine Chapel he painted the Visitation of the Virgin and the Angel appearing to St. Joseph in his dream; in Gesiu, a Choir of Angels. He died in the pontificate of Sixtus V, aged twenty-eight, deeply lamented as the most promising young artist of his time. He was considered the Guido of his day; and had he survived to the time of the Caracci, it is impossible to say what degree of perfection he might have attained.

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