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Bonsignori, Francesco erroneously known (after Vasari) as Monsignorilocked

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Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.

Born c. 1455, in Verona; died 1519, in Caldiero, near Verona.

Painter, draughtsman. Religious subjects, portraits, animals.

For a very long time Francesco Bonsignori worked under the influence of Liberale, but after a visit to Mantua in 1487, Mantegna also had quite a considerable effect on his painting. He was admired by Francesco II di Gonzago, who commissioned several works from him....

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