Francesco Fontebasso

Oct 4, 1707 - May 31, 1769

Francesco Fontebasso was an Italian painter of the late-Baroque or Rococo period of Venice. He first apprenticed with Sebastiano Ricci, but was strongly influenced by his contemporary, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo. In 1761, Fontebasso visited Saint Petersburg and produced ceiling paintings and decorations for the Winter Palace. Fontebasso returned to Venice in 1768. He helped decorate a chapel in San Francesco della Vigna.
He died in Venice in 1769. He is represented in collections in e.g. Kadriorg Palace in Tallinn, Estonia.
The Prado Museum in Spain owns a painting The Bridegroom and the foolish Virgins along with 9 drawings.
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