Italian, 15th – 16th century, male.
Born after 1490, in Ferrara; died c. 1548, in Ferrara.
Painter, decorative artist, caricaturist. Religious subjects, landscapes.
Battista Dossi was a landscape artist and caricaturist. He was the pupil of Lorenzo Costa, and worked almost exclusively with his brother Giovanni, although they did not get on. Battista had a difficult temperament and was physically deformed, and only communicated with his brother in writing. According to Barruffaldi, they lived in Rome for six years, then in Venice for five years, where they painted from nature, and had the best teachers....