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date: 15 September 2019

Sole, Giovanni Gioseffo dallocked

(b Bologna, Dec 10, 1654; d Bologna, July 22, 1719).
  • Dwight C. Miller

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(b Bologna, Dec 10, 1654; d Bologna, July 22, 1719).

Italian painter and engraver. His father was Giovanni Antonio Maria dal Sole (1606–84), a landscape painter who had been taught by Francesco Albani. Giovanni Gioseffo began his training with Domenico Canuti, a master of grand-scale fresco decoration, and—after Canuti was called to Rome in 1672—entered the studio of Lorenzo Pasinelli. Pasinelli’s art united the traditions of Bolognese classicism with a tendency towards Venetian painterliness and rich colour, and through it dal Sole absorbed the work of Guido Reni and of Reni’s most gifted pupil, Simone Cantarini. Dal Sole soon became his master’s favourite and executed two fine engravings after Pasinelli’s compositions, the most important of which was the print he made of Mars Receiving Weapons from Jupiter, Juno and Athena, a ceiling painting made for Gen. Raimondi Montecuccoli’s palace in Vienna and now known only through the engraved version. Through his friendship with Conte Alessandro Fava (recorded on a drawing by dal Sole of a ...

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