Baldassare (Il Volterrano) Franceschini
(1611 - 1689)
Baldassare (Il Volterrano) Franceschini was active/lived in Italy. Baldassare Franceschini is known for church fresco, religious figure painting and drawing.
Recto: self-portrait; verso: a drapery study
Biography Baldassare (Il Volterrano) Franceschini
Also known as Il Volterrano for his place of birth, Volterra,
Baldassare Franceschini was a 17th century Italian fresco and easel
painter, who worked primarily around Florence and who earned his good
reputation from his frescos. In terms of art history, he was
active during the decline of the Italian Baroque style.
One of his first teachers was Cosifiio Daddi, and also he worked with
his father, who was a sculptor with alabaster. Deserving of more
sophisticated training, he, age sixteen, was placed by the Marquese
Jghirami with Matteo Rosselli, a Florentine painter, and within a year
he was working on frescoes in Volterra. One of his frescoes there
is St. John the Evangelist in the Church of Sant
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