Moretto, Il

Moretto, Il ēl mōrĕt´tō [key], c.1498–1554, Italian painter, whose real name was Alessandro Bonvicino. He was a leading representative of the Brescian school. While following the art of the Venetian masters, he developed a rather saccharine style. Many of his altarpieces are still in the churches of Brescia. There are portraits by him in the Metropolitan Museum National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and National Gallery, London. His most famous pupil was Giovanni Battista Moroni.

See B. Berenson, Italian Pictures of the Renaissance (1932, repr. 1968).

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