Who is Francesco Denanto?

Francesco Denanto was an Italian woodcutter of the Renaissance period.

He was born in Savoy, but worked in Rome in the 1520s, since he signed a contract there in late 1524. There is no evidence that he ever worked for Titian. Among supplementary woodcuts by him, there is a series upon the activity of Jesus. He obviously worked later than Girolamo da Treviso whose herald is indicated on two prints. Depaulis lists 21 actual prints by Francesco Denanto, of which 17 are kept in the British Museum. Ferdinand Columbus owned some more prints by Denanto, which have not been preserved, save one or two.

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