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Bernardo Castello

Illustrations

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Illustration for "La Gerusalemme Liberata"

Bernardo Castello (or Castelli) (1557–1629) was an Italian painter of the late-Mannerist style, active mainly in Genoa and Liguria. He is mainly known as a portrait and historical painter. Bernardo Castello was born in Albaro, now a quarter of Genoa. He apprenticed under Andrea Semino and Luca Cambiaso, then he travelled through Italy, meeting other painters and creating his own particular style.
During his career he painted a lot of works and was very appreciated by famous poets, with which he had friendship relations. Among these he was a friend of Gabriello Chiabrera and Torquato Tasso, and took upon himself the task of designing the figures of the Jerusalem Delivered, published in 1590 (and also for a further edition, published in 1617). Some of these subjects were engraved by Agostino Carracci. Besides painting a number of works in Genoa, Castello was employed in Rome and worked also for the duke of Savoy Charles Emmanuel I.
Bernardo Castello died following a short illness in October, 1629, seventy-two years aged, while he was about to go to Rome, where he had been requested to paint a picture for St. Peter's Basilica. He was buried in the church of San Martino of Albaro.

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