Crespi, Giuseppe Maria

Crespi, Giuseppe Maria krāsˈpē [key], 1665–1747, Italian painter of the Bolognese school, called Lo Spagnuolo. He is well represented in and around Bologna. His best-known works are the imposing paintings of the Seven Sacraments (1712; Dresden), but he is also noted for his spontaneous rendering of genre scenes. The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., has his Cupids with Sleeping Nymphs and other paintings.

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