Francia

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Francia

(frän`chä), c.1450–1517, Italian painter, goldsmith, and medalist of the early Bolognese school, whose real name was Francesco Raibolini. Until the age of 40 he was famous chiefly as a goldsmith and engraver of nielli and of dies for medals. His paintings reflect the influence of Perugino and Raphael. Among the most noted are Crucifixion (Louvre); Pietà (National Gall., London); and Assumption (Church of San Frediano, Lucca). Others include Head of the Virgin (Pa. Acad. of the Fine Arts); Madonna (Gardner Mus., Boston); a portrait of Federigo Gonzaga (Metropolitan Mus.); and Madonna and Child (National Gall. of Art, Washington, D.C.).

Bibliography

See study by G. C. Williamson (1907).

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Caeterum tempore Ottonis Magni, qui praeterpropter 100 annis vixit post Carolum Magnum, ipsius felicitate regnum Germaniae, quod tum regnum Francorum dictum, alterno foedere iungebatur regno Italiae et imperio Romano, quod ostensum a me in libro de imperio Romano Germanico.