Sirani, Giovanni Andrea

Sirani, Giovanni Andrea, an Italian painter, was born in 1610 at Bologna, where he also died in 1670. He was a pupil of Guido, some of whose works he finished. His own paintings are of a similar style, being on religious subjects, and found in several churches in Italy.

Sirani's three daughters were among his pupils, the eldest of whom, Elisabetta (born at Bologna in 1638, and died there in 1665), left a considerable number of paintings on religious subjects, after the style of Guido, which are quite celebrated even beyond the limits of her own; country. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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