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Giovanni Battista Viola

Landscape with a Mythological Story of Diana and Actaeon 1610
Located in Rome, IT
Important late 16' early 17' century painting By Giovanni Battista Viola with finely carved gilt
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16th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Paint

Important 17' Century Mythological Painting Diana and Actaeon Oil on Canvas
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in Rome, IT
Battista Viola (June 16, 1576 – August 10, 1622) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Important 17' Century Mythological Painting Diana and Actaeon Oil on Canvas
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in Rome, IT
Battista Viola (June 16, 1576 – August 10, 1622) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Important 17' Century Mythological Painting Diana and Actaeon Oil on Canvas
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in Rome, IT
Battista Viola (June 16, 1576 – August 10, 1622) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Important 17' Century Mythological Painting Diana and Actaeon Oil on Canvas
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in Rome, IT
Battista Viola (June 16, 1576 – August 10, 1622) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Important 17' Century Mythological Painting Diana and Actaeon Oil on Canvas
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in Rome, IT
Battista Viola (June 16, 1576 – August 10, 1622) was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Oil

Two Scenes of Diana and Actaeon (a pair)
By Giovanni Battista Viola
Located in New York, NY
Giovanni Battista Viola was born in Bologna and studied there with Annibale Carracci, whom he followed to
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17th Century Baroque Landscape Paintings

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Copper

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Giovanni Battista Viola was an Italian painter of the early Baroque period in Rome. Viola was born in Bologna and went to Rome in about 1600. He established himself as a specialist landscape painter, executing frescoes and easel paintings with small figures. Viola was closely associated with Francesco Albani (1578–1660) who married his daughter in 1613. He worked with Domenichino and Albani at Bassano di Sutri in 1610 and collaborated in the execution of the frescoes by Domenichino in the Stanza di Apollo at the Villa Aldobrandini, Frascati. Viola was well respected for his landscape canvases, which were documented among the works in the collections of Cardinal Pietro Aldobrandini, Giustiniani, Cardinal Mazarin and the Pamphilj. Louis XIV of France collected at least landscapes, now in the Louvre. He was a teacher of Bartolommeo Lotto and Pietro Paolo Bonzi (il Gobbo dalle Frutta) and would have been influential for Claude Lorraine. The biography of Amorini recounts that Viola died mortified after offending Cardinal Ludovisi.

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