Benigno Bossi

Italy 1727 - 1800

Painting, Engraving

Benigno Bossi
Benigno Bossi
February 5, 2013
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Benigno Bossi was born in 1727 at Arcisate near Milan. He was intended to have studied painting under Pompeo Batoni, but that artist’s death prevented it, and he was advised by Anton Raphael Mengs and Dietrich to apply himself to engraving. He stayed for a time in Nuremberg and Dresden, but during the Seven Years’ War he had to leave Saxony and went in 1760 to Parma where he found patronage by the duke.

Featured image: Benigno Bossi – Six putti playing with the arms of Mars, 1769 – image courtesy of MET Musem