Francesco Francia (Biographical details)

Francesco Francia (sculptor/medallist; painter/draughtsman; Italian; Male; 1450 - 1517)

Also known as

Francia, Francesco; Raibolini, Francesco di Marco di Giacomo


Painter in Bologna. Francesco Raibolini, known as Francia, painter and goldsmith, b. Bologna, c. 1450, d. there 5 Jan. 1517. Trained as goldsmith. Influenced by Perugino. Worked in partnership with Costa until 1506; subsequently much influenced by Raphael.


Popham & Pouncey 1950
G. Gronau in Thieme-Becker, xii (1916) (with previous literature); D. von Hadeln, Burlington, li (1927), pp. 113 f.; R. Longhi, Officina ferrarese, 1934, pp. 96 f