On this day in 1747, Giuseppe Maria Crespi , known as Lo Spagnuolo because of his taste for Spanish fashions, died in Bologna at age 82.

On this day in 1747, Giuseppe Maria Crespi, known as Lo Spagnuolo because of his taste for Spanish fashions, died in Bologna at age 82. A dominant figure in late Baroque Bolognese painting, Crespi is known for religious and mythological works painted with loose brushwork and strong tenebrism. He was one of the first Italian artists to have success with genre painting.

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