See also:Italian painter of the Genoese school, was
See also:born in Genoa, and studied for some
See also:time under Vandyck . He painted portraits,
See also:historical pieces and landscapes, but chiefly excelled in fairs, markets and rural scenes with animals . Noah and the animals entering the
See also:Ark was a favourite subject of his . His paintings are to be found in Rome, Venice, Naples, Florence, and more especially Genoa and
See also:Mantua . He also executed a' number of etchings, which are spirited,
See also:free and full of taste; "
See also:Diogenes searching for a Man " is one of the
See also:principal of these . The etchings are remarkable for
See also:light and shade, and have even earned for
See also:Castiglione the name of " a second
See also:Rembrandt." The Presepio (Nativity of Jesus) in the
See also:church of
See also:San Luca, Genoa, ranks among his most celebrated paintings, and the Louvre contains eight characteristic examples . In his closing years he lived in Mantua,
See also:painting for the
See also:court; here he received his name of " Grechetto," from the classic air of his pastorals, and here he died of
See also:gout in 167o . His
See also:brother Salvatore and his son Francesco excelled in the same subjects; and it is thought that many paintings which are ascribed to Benedetto are only copies after him, or perhaps originals by his son or brother .
COUNT CARLO OTTAVIO CASTIGLIONE (1784–1849)
CASTILE AND LEON TILL THE UNION WITH ARAGON
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