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(b Ferrara, c.1460; d Mantua, 5 Mar. 1535). Italian painter. He probably trained in Ferrara and his early work was much influenced by Tura and Ercole de' Roberti. In the early 1480s he settled in Bologna, where he entered into partnership with Francia and worked for the ruling Bentivoglio family. In 1504–5 he painted an Allegory for Isabella d' Este (Louvre, Paris) and in 1507 he succeeded Mantegna as court painter at Mantua.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)