- Known as: Italian Renaissance painter
- Born: c. 1460, Ferrara
- Date of death: 1535, Mantua
Though Lorenzo Costa trained in Ferrara he left for Bologna in his early 20s
to work for the Bentivoglio Court. Soon he was in partnership with
Francesco Francia (c.1450-1517/18).
He succeeded Mantegna (c.1431-1506) as Court Painter at Mantua in 1506. He painted
two Allegories for Isabella d'Este (Paris, Louvre).
In later life, he was plagued by ill-health which resulted in Giulio Romano eclipsing him.
Works of his can be found in the Royal Collection.
- Bologna (Pinacoteca, S. Giacomo Maggiore, other churches)
- Florence (Uffizi)
- London (National Gallery)
- Mantua (S. Andrea)
- Milan (Brera)
- New York (Met. Mus.)
- Paris (Louvre, Jacquemart-Andre)
- Toledo Ohio
- Vaduz (Liechtenstein Coll.)
- Washington (NG)
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