Albani, Francesco


Albani, Francesco
or Francesco Albano

born March 17, 1578, Bologna, Papal States
died October 1660, Bologna

Italian painter.

He trained with the Carracci family in Bologna then moved to Rome in 1601 and collaborated with Annibale Carracci and Domenichino on the decoration of the Farnese Palace. While in Rome he established his own studio and painted frescoes in various churches and palaces. In 1617 he returned to Bologna and produced altarpieces, allegorical paintings, and idyllic landscapes. His best-known paintings are of mythological and poetic subjects.

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▪ Italian painter
Albani also spelled  Albano,  or  I'Abane  
born March 17, 1578, Bologna, Papal States [Italy]
died October 1660, Bologna

      Italian painter, one of the 17th-century Bolognese masters trained in the studio of the Carracci. He assisted Guido Reni (Reni, Guido) in a number of major decorative cycles, including that of the Chapel of the Annunciation (1609–12) in the Quirinal Palace and the choir (1612–14) of Santa Maria della Pace.

      Albani lived for several years in Rome, where he had his own academy. There he painted, after the designs of Annibale Carracci (Carracci, Annibale), the whole of the frescoes in the Chapel of San Diego in the Church of San Giacomo degli Spagnuoli. He also worked with Carracci on the lunettes designed for the chapel of Pietro Aldobrandini's Roman palace (now part of the Doria Pamphili Palace). Because of Carracci's illness and death, Albani took over many of the landscapes, including Landscape with the Assumption (c. 1604), and completed them in the Bolognese style of a carefully arranged landscape that creates an effect of solemnity, balance, and serious-mindedness. His best-known frescoes are on mythological subjects, such as the Dance of the Amorini (c. 1625). In 1616 he returned to Bologna, where he remained except for visits to Mantua in 1621–22 and Florence in 1633.

Additional Reading
Catherine Puglisi, “Early Works by Francesco Albani,” Paragone, 381:26–47 (1981), and Francesco Albani (1999), with a catalogue raisonné.

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