Vignali Jacopo (1592-1664)


Italy. 1650s 17th century
Canvas, oil
Width: 67.5 cm
Height: 82.5 cm

Jacopo Vignali (1592-1664) - an outstanding Italian painter and draftsman, worked in fresco technique. He studied with Matteo Rosselli (1578-1650). He experienced significant influence from L. Cigoli, as well as Rutilio Manetti, Giovanni Lanfranco and his Florentine contemporaries - Francesco Curradi, Cristofano Allori, Giovanni da San Giovanni. In 1616 he joined the Academy of Drawing in Florence and was elected Academician in 1622. In 1625 he traveled to Rome. He painted large altarpieces for churches in Tuscany and paintings on religious, mythological and literary subjects for churches and private clients, including the Medici. Vignali's student was Carlo Dolci (1616-1687). Vignali's altarpieces can be seen in many churches in Tuscany.

The artist’s paintings are kept in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum, the Pushkin Museum. A.S. Pushkin and many museums around the world.