Salviati, Francesco Rossi De

Salviati, Francesco Rossi de'

(called Cecchino de' Salviati), an Italian painter, was born at Florence in 1510. He was taught by his father, Filippo Rossi, but afterwards became a pupil of Bugiardini, and frequented the studios of the artists Raffaello da Brescia and Andrea del Sarto. After he had gained some reputation, he was called to Rome by cardinal Giovanni Salviati, who became his patron, and whose name he took. He died at Rome in 1563. In his frescos, Salviati shows a richness of invention and purity of design which have made him justly celebrated. His paintings are to be found in many of the principal cities of Europe. In the Louvre are a Holy Family, a Visitation, and The Unbelief of Thomas.

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