Venanzi, Antonio (also called Giovanni, Giovanni Battista, and Francesco), an Italian painter, was born about 1627. He was first instructed by Guido, and then entered the school of Simone Cantarini. He painted two histories of St. Anthony in the church of that saint at Pesaro, and the Descent of the Holy Ghost in one of the churches of Bologna. It is said that he was employed at the court of Parma. He died Oct. 2, 1705. See Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.