On a recent visit to Padova, I was arrested by some paintings in the Museo Civici, both done by Ginevra Cantofoli. I vowed to write a post on this intriguing painter, and here it is. It isn’t much…I hope someday to add more.
All I can add right now is this info from Wiki:
|Died||1672 (aged 53–54)|
Ginevra Cantofoli (1618–1672) was an Italian painter. She was active in the Baroque period.
Cantofoli was born in Bologna, Italy in 1618.
Cantfoli received her training as an artist from Elisabetta Sirani in Bologna. She painted works for several churches. These works included a Last Supper for the Church of San Procolo, a St. Thomas of Villanova for San Giacomo Maggiore, and a St. Apollonia for the Church of La Morte.
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- Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical(Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 227.