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Galeazzo Campi

An Italian painter, b. at Cremona, 1475; d. 1536

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Campi, GALEAZZO, an Italian painter, b. at Cremona, 1475; d. 1536. He commenced his studies, according to Vasari, with the noted Boccaccino; but Lanzi doubts this, because Galeazzo’s style is so different from that of Boccaccino. Galeazzo did not possess great talent, most of his work being but a weak imitation of Perugino’s. His best production is a portrait of himself (1528) which was accorded a place in the Uffizi gallery at Florence. The most celebrated and the most interesting of his paintings, however, is the quaintly curious “Raising of Lazarus“, painted in 1515 and owned (1903) by Canon Bignami. A “Virgin and Child” at Cremona is also worthy of mention. He left three sons, all painters. It is not determined definitively whether Bernardino Campi was of his family or not.

LEIGH HUNT


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