Ramenghi, Bartolomeo

Ramenghi, Bartolomeo an Italian artist of note, usually called Il Bagnacavallo, from the place of his birth (Bagnacavallo, on the road from Ravenna to Lugo), which took place in 1484, was a pupil of Raphael, and one of his principal assistants in the Vatican, and, after the death of his great master, carried the principles of his style to Bologna, and assisted to enlarge the character of that school. Raphael was his model and test of excellence, and he did not attempt to look beyond him. 'Though possessing less vigor than Giulio Romano or Perino del Vaga, Bagnacavallo acquired more of the peculiar grace of Raphael's style, especially in his infants, and his works were much studied by the great scholars of the Caracci. There are, or rather were, works by Bagnacavallo in the churches of San Michele in Bosco, San Martino, Santa Maria Maggiore, and Saut' Agostino agli Scopettini in Bologna. He died at Bologna in 1542. See Lanzi, Lives of Painters; English Cyclop. s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Dict. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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