Painter Francesco Morone died on 16 May 1529 in Verona. Born in the same city in 1471, Francesco was the son and pupil of Domenico Morone. Apart from his father, he drew inspiration from Giovanni Bellini, Antonello da Messina, and Andrea Mantegna, becoming one of the leading painters in Verona in the early 16th century. His frescoes for the cupola of the sacristy in Santa Maria in Organo (1505-07) were highly praised by Giorgio Vasari. According to the biographer, Francesco was a close friend of the painter and illuminator Girolamo dai Libri, with whom he decorated the organ shutters of the aforementioned Church of Santa Maria in Organo.
Reference: E. M. Guzzo, MORONE, Francesco, in Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, vol. 77 (2012).
The Virgin and Saint Joseph adoring the Child (attr.), 1490-1500, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.
Saint Bartolomew, 1498, Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona.
Virgin and Child, 1520-29, National Gallery, London.
Virgin and Child, with Saints Onuphrius, Sebastian, Justine, and Ursula, c. 1500, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Sanson and Delilah, 1500-1510, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.