Fontana, Prospero

Fontana, Prospero prô´spārō fōntä´nä [key], 1512–97, Italian mannerist painter, father of Lavinia Fontana. He aided Primaticcio in the decoration of Fontainebleau but was active chiefly in Bologna, where most of his work remains. His Entombment (Bologna) is characteristic.

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