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Giovanni Battista Caporali



Giovanni Battista Caporali (c. 1476-1560) was an Italian painter of the Renaissance.

He was also called Bitti, a diminutive of his Christian name and by Vasari, Benedetto, was the son of Bartolommeo Caporali, and was born at Perugia. He was a pupil of Perugino, and also an architect, and built a palace near Cortona for Cardinal Silvio Passerini, which he likewise decorated with frescoes, in the execution of which he was aided by Tommaso Barnabei, better known as Maso Papacello. Many of the churches in Perugia and its neighbourhood possess works by Caporali. Other examples may be found as under: ...

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