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Donato Mascagni

 (c.1570 - 1637)
Donato Mascagni was active/lived in Italy.  Donato Mascagni is known for genre painting, religious.

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Born in Florence around 1570, Donato Mascagni was not yet fifteen when he entered the workshop of the great Counter-Reformation painter Jacopo Ligozzi (1547-1627), who had arrived in the city in 1576 at the behest of the Medici.  In the ensuing years, Ligozzi was made capomaestro of the Florentine granducal artistic workshop, superintendent of the Medici gallery, and first painter to the court, serving Dukes Francesco I, Ferdinando I, Cosimo II, and Ferdinando II.

Mascagni is documented as Ligozzi's assistant and collaborator from 1584, working on numerous Medici commissions both in fresco and on panel.  Mascagni's talents were quickly recognized, and in 1593 the young artist was admitted to the   ...  Displaying 750 of 1823 characters.

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