Tisio (or Tisi), Benvenuto

Tisio (or Tisi), Benvenuto called Il Garofalo, an eminent painter of the Ferrarese school, was born in 1481, received his first education under Domenico Panetti, then studied with Niccolb Soriani at Cremona, and next under Boccaccio Bocacino. He went to Rome in 1499, where he remained fifteen months, and then traveled through various Italian cities, intending to settle down at Rome. Persuaded, however, by the solicitations of Panetti and 1by the commissions of duke Alphonso, he remained in his native place, Ferrara. His death took place in 1559. The works of Tisio are extremely valuable, and scarcely to be found outside of Italy. Among them we note, Murder of the Innocents, Resurrection of Lazarus, and Taking of Christ in the Church of St. Francis at Ferrara; St. Peter Martyrs, in the Church of the Dominicans; Visitation of the Virgin, in the Palazzo Doria. See Spooner; Biog. Dict. of the Fine Arts, s.v.

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