- Also known as
Giovanni Francesco Penni
primary name: Penni, Giovanni Francesco
other name: Fattore, il
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Roman; Italian; Male
- Life dates
- Painter. Known as il Fattore, b. Florence, d. Naples, c. 1528, aged forty (Vasari). Archival evidence, however, gives 1496 as his birth-date (cf. Milanesi note in Vasari, iv, p. 643) and the style of his later drawings does indeed postulate a death-date not much before 1536. Vasari says that he helped Raphael in, among other things, the tapestry cartoons (1515-16), the 'Psyche loggia' in the Farnesina (1518) and the 'Vatican Logge' (finished 1519). He collaborated with Giulio Romano in painting, between 1520 and 1524, the 'Monteluce Coronation' (Vatican Gallery) and the Sala di Costantino; also in a copy (Prado), which he finished somewhat later, alone, of Raphael's 'Transfiguration'. A signed portrait of a young man is in the National Gallery, Dublin.
- Pouncey & Gere 1962
F. Baumgart in Thieme-Becker (1932) with previous bibliography, to which should be added: D. Colnaghi, A Dictionary of Florentine Painters, London, 1928, p. 202; Parker, Ashmolean, pp. 312 ff.
Gere & Pouncey 1983
BM Raphael, pp. 50ff.