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 Francesco Cairo  (c. 1598 - 1665)

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Lived/Active: Italy      Known for: Portrait, history, religious and genre painting

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c. 1598 (Varese, Italy)
 
Death
1665 (Milan, Italy)

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Italy

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Francesco Del Cairo, Francesco Cairo, Pier Francesco Cairo, Il Cavaliere Del Cairo (c. 1598-1665)

A religious painter, he is mostly known for his seductive, quasi erotic depictions of female saints and heroines.  A celebrated court painter in Turin, del Cairo frequently painted dark biblical and historical subjects that bordered on the macabre

He was born, in Varese, around 1598 and was baptized in the church of Santo Stefano in Brolio in 1607.  Cairo was influenced by G. (showing 500 of 1487 characters).



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