Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Versatile and eclectic artist open to foreign influence which was unusual for an Italian artist of his time. Some of his best-known works are somewhat fantastical. He was court painter at Mantua from 1648.
Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®:ULAN 500115299. The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.
Objects related to Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione:
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