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date: 22 August 2019

Manetti, Rutilio di Lorenzolocked

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Italian, 16th – 17th century, male.

Born 1 January 1571, in Siena; died 22 July 1639, in Siena.

Painter, engraver (etching), print publisher. Figure compositions.

Tuscan School.

Rutilio di Lorenzo Manetti may be considered the most important painter of the Tuscan School during the 17th century. He was a pupil of Francesco Vanni and, like many other Florentine artists at that time, was most inspired by Caravaggio, who was two years younger than him. Manetti worked in Florence, where some of his works are in the Certosa Monastery. Other works by him are in Pisa, but most are in churches in Siena, including ...

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