By Anne Leader

Genoese artist Bartolomeo Biscaino was baptized on 14 April 1629. Trained first by his father, the landscape painter Giovanni Andrea Biscaino, and then by Valerio Castello, Biscaino excelled as a printmaker but also found success as a painter. He died young in 1657 of plague, and his career and artistic personality remain relatively unknown.

Reference: Federica Lamera. “Biscaino, Bartolomeo.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Mystic Marriage of Saint Catherine, about 1655, red chalk heightened with white gouache on tan paper, Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 86.GB.6 

The Finding of Moses, c. 1655, etching on ivory laid paper, Art Institute of Chicago, Stanley Field Endowment, 1999.685

The Virgin Adoring the Infant Jesus, 1655, etching on paper, Art Institute of Chicago, J. B. Fair Fund, 1939.312

Samson and Delilah, by 1657, oil on canvas, location unknown

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