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Ottavio Mario Leoni

Italian painter, draftsman, and printmaker

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Leoni was active in Rome for his entire life, but known as "Il Padovano" because his father, a medalist and sculptor, was from Padua. Leoni became the principal of the Accademia di S. Luca in Rome in 1614. His principal patron was Cardinal Scipione Borghese, who assembled a collection of Leoni's numerous characteristic drawings of Roman families, artists, and citizens. In addition to portrait drawings, Leoni also executed many frescoes and portrait prints. He was the father of Ippolito Leoni, also a portraitist.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500001403.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Ottavio Mario Leoni:

Ottavio Mario Leoni Cristofano Roncalli de Pomeranci, 1623 Engraving
Ottavio Mario Leoni Self-Portrait of the Artist as a Knight of Malta, 1625 (probably printed later) Engraving
Ottavio Mario Leoni Portrait of the Painter, Simon Vouet, 1629 Engraving
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