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(b ?Venice, c.1485; d Rome, 21 June 1547). Venetian painter, active mainly in Rome. According to Vasari, he trained with Giovanni Bellini, but his early work was most strongly influenced by Giorgione, whose Three Philosophers (KH Mus., Vienna) Sebastiano is said to have completed after the master's death in 1510. Their styles, indeed, can be so close as to cause paintings to be disputed between them, most notably the unfinished Judgement of Solomon (Kingston Lacy, Dorset, NT).

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