Francesco Bissolo: 8 interesting facts

By Gwylym Owen

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Francesco Bissolo (1470-72 – 20 April 1554) was a Venetian painter of the Renaissance. He is plus known as Pier Francesco Bissolo.

He is described as a pupil of Giovanni Bellini. He painted a Christ exchanging crown of thorns for crown of gold afterward St. Catherine for the church of il Redentore, now at the Gallerie dell’Accademia in Venice, and a Santa Giustina in Treviso cathedral. He painted a Holy Family subsequently donor in landscape found at the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, United States.

He died in the contrada of S. Marciliano on 20 April 1554 after six months of illness.

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