Stanzioni, Massimo

Stanzioni, Massimo an Italian painter, was born at Naples in 1585. He was the pupil of Caracciolo, but afterwards became the imitator of the great Bolognese painters, especially Guido Reni. He was an excellent portrait painter, and was also distinguished for his frescos. There are several excellent works of his in the Church of Certosa at Naples, especially the picture of St. Bruno Presenting the Rules of his Order to his Monks. in the same church is a picture of a dead Christ and the Maries, which, as it had somewhat darkened, Spagnoletto, through jealousy, persuaded the Carthusians to wash with a corrosive water, which. completely spoiled it. Stanzioni would not restore it, preferring to leave it as a monument of Spagnoletto's meanness. Stanzioni died at Naples in 1656.

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