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Agostino Tassi

Agostino Tassi (15781644) was an Italian painter, mostly of landscapes and seascapes.

Because he aspired to nobility he modified the details of his early life. Though he was born in Perugia he claimed to have been born in Rome. His family name was Buonamici, but Agostino adopted the surname Tassi to give substance to his story that he was adopted by the Marchese Tassi. He was actually the son of a furrier named Domenico.

Tassi may have worked for a time in Livorno, as well as in Florence. During his sojourn in Florence it is believed that was he was ...

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