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Originally appearing in Volume V07, Page 412 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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GIOVANNI BATTISTA CRESPI (1557-1663), called Il Cerano, Italian painter, sculptor, and architect, was born at Cerano in the Milanese. He was a scholar of considerable attainments, and held a position of dignity in his native city. He was head of the Milanese Academy founded by Cardinal Frederigo Borromeo, and he was the teacher of Guercino. He is most famous as a painter; and, though his figures are neither natural nor graceful, his colouring is good, and his designs full of ideal beauty.
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DANIELE CRESPI (1590-1630)

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