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Ortolano [Benvenuti, Giovanni Battista]locked

(b Ferrara; fl c. 1500–after 1527).
  • Anna Maria Fioravanti Baraldi

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Italian painter. The name by which he is known is derived from his father’s occupation as a gardener (It. ortolano). A document of 1512, according to which he was then more than 25 years old, supports the hypothesis that Ortolano began his career in Ferrara around ...

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