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ID: 500115593
 
Record Type: Person
Fontana, Prospero (Italian painter, 1512-1597)

Note: A pupil of Innocenzio da Imola, Prospero Fontana travelled to Rome, where he was employed by Pope Julius III, and was later engaged by Francesco Primaticcio, who was working at Fontainebleau at the time. From Fontainebleau he went to Genoa, where he worked for the Doria gallery. On returning to his native city he became the master of Lodovico, Annibale and Agostino Carracci, Dionysius Calvaert, Tiarini and Achille Calici, and was several times director of the guild of painters. Comment on works: Religious

Names:
Fontana, Prospero (preferred,V,index,LC)
Prospero Fontana (V,display)
Prospero Fontana Bolognese (V)
Fontana (LU,U)
P. Fontana (LU,U)
Prosper Fontana (LU,U)

Nationalities:
Italian (preferred)
Bolognese

Roles:
artist (preferred)
painter
fresco painter

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Bologna (Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) (inhabited place)
Died:  Bologna (Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) (inhabited place)

Events:
active:   Bologna (Bologna province, Emilia-Romagna, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Rome (Roma province, Lazio, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Florence (Firenze province, Tuscany, Italy) (inhabited place)
active:   Genoa (Genova province, Liguria, Italy) (inhabited place)

Related People or Corporate Bodies:
assistant of ....  Perino del Vaga  
......................  (Italian painter, decorative artist, and draftsman, 1501-1547) [500000030]
assistant of ....  Vasari, Giorgio  
......................  (Italian painter, architect, writer, 1511-1574) [500017608]
collaborated with ....  Cesi, Bartolomeo  ca. 1584
................................  (Italian painter, 1556-1629) [500023360]
collaborated with ....  Primaticcio, Francesco  ca. 1560
................................  (Italian painter, sculptor, architect, 1504-1570) [500000613]
collaborated with ....  Zuccaro, Taddeo  ca. 1553, on the decoration of the villa of Pope Julius III in Rome
................................  (Italian painter and draftsman, 1529-1566) [500011296]
parent of ....  Fontana, Lavinia  
................  (Italian painter, 1552-1614) [500012612]
patron was ....  Julius III, Pope  
..................  (Italian pope, 1487-1555) [500433813]
student of ....  Innocenzo da Imola  
..................  (Italian painter, 1485-1548) [500017772]
teacher of ....  Fontana, Lavinia  
..................  (Italian painter, 1552-1614) [500012612]
teacher of ....  Procaccini, Ercole, I  
..................  (Italian painter, 1515-1595) [500031975]

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Persons, Artists
 ........  Fontana, Prospero (I)

Biographies:
(Italian painter, 1512-1597) ..... [BHA Preferred]
(Italian painter, Bologna, 1512-1597) ..... [AVERY]
(Italian painter, 1512-1597) ..... [GRLPSC]
(Italian painter, 1512-1597) ..... [PROV]
(Italian artist, 1512-1597) ..... [WCP]
(Italian artist, 1512-1597) ..... [WL-Courtauld]
(artist) ..... [GRI Special Collections]

Sources and Contributors:
Fontana ........ [PROV]
.................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Fontana, Prospero ........ [AVERY Preferred, BHA Preferred, GRISC Preferred, GRLPSC Preferred, PROV Preferred, VP Preferred, WCP Preferred, WL-Courtauld Preferred]
....................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................  Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
....................................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-) 970034
....................................  Library of Congress Authorities online (2002-) nr 90022230
....................................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 184
....................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
....................................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) 1986
....................................  Witt Library, Authority files
P. Fontana ........ [PROV]
......................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Prosper Fontana ........ [PROV]
................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Prospero Fontana ........ [GRISC, PROV, VP]
..................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
..................................  Getty Vocabulary Program rules
..................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
Prospero Fontana Bolognese ........ [PROV]
.....................................................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
.....................................................  Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)

Subject: ........ [AVERY, BHA, Gallery Systems, GRISC, GRLPSC, PROV, VP, WCP, WL-Courtauld]
....................  Bolaffi, Dizionario dei pittori italiani (1972-1976)
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: nr90022230
....................  Getty Provenance Index Databases [online] (1999)
....................  GRI Special Collections Finding Aids databases (1980-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 13 Aug 2002
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: nr90022230
....................  Oxford Concise Dictionary of Art and Artists (1996) 184
....................  RILA/BHA (1975-2000) 1986
....................  Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
....................  Witt Library, Authority files
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Bénézit Dictionary of Artists: English Edition (2006)
.......... Provenance Index Databases, Authority file (1985-)
.......... Thieme-Becker, Allgemeines Lexikon der Künstler (1980-1986)
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