Giulio Bonasone  

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Giulio Bonasone (c. 1498 and died after 1574) (or Giulio de Antonio Buonasone or Julio Bonoso) was an Italian painter and engraver. He was born at Bologna, where he worked from 1521 to 1574. He studied painting under Lorenzo Sabbatini. He painted a Purgatory for the church of San Stefano. He is better known as an engraver, training with Marcantonio Franceschini.

Among his portraits are those of the following:

    1. Cardinal Pietro Bembo after Titian.
    2. Pope Marcellus
    3. Philippus Hispaniarum princeps, Caroli V.
    4. Raphael d'Urbino and Michelangelo Buonarroti
    5. Francisca Flori Antwerpiani inter Belgos pictoris
    6. Cardinal Ardinghello.

Among his engravings on devotional and mythologic topics are:

    1. Adam and Eve, Adam tilling and Eve spinning, Holy Family, Nativity, and Resurrection based on his own designs.
    2. Twenty-nine plates on The Passion; entitled Passio Donini inri Jesu Christi and thirteen plates on the Life of the Virgin based on his own designs.
    3. Adam and Eve driven from Paradise; after Amico Aspertino.
    4. St. George, Holy family, and Nativity, and after Giulio Romano.
    5. Solomon, David, and Jesse; Last Judgement, Creation of Eve from the Sistine Chapel
    6. Judith with her Servant coming out of the Tent of Holofernes
    7. Miracle of the Manna and Moses striking rock, on the same plate, and a Nativity after Parmigianino.
    8. St. Joachim & St. Anne and presentation of the Virgin (1546); Saints Peter & John healing the lame; Virgin & child above St. Paul preaching; and Niobe and her Children (1541) after Perino del Vaga.
    9. Christ seated on the Tomb, supported by two Angels with the Virgin Mary and St. John; after Polidoro da Caravaggio.
    10. St. Cecilia, Christ meeting St. Peter, St. Peter made Head of the Church, Noah coming out of the Ark, Joseph sold by his Brethren, The cup found in Benjamin's sack (1532), and Entombment of Christ with Virgin after Raphael
    11. Nativity of John the Baptist; after Pontormo.
    12. Entombment of Christ (1563) after Titian.
    13. Alexander with Bucephalus and Roxana; Apollo in his Car, with Hours, Time walking on crutches; Triumph of Cupid and Psyche; Scipio wounded, retiring from battleand Clelia with one of her companions, on Horseback escaping from Camp of Porsena by his own designs
    14. Twenty plates on the History of Juno, with Italian verses
    15. The Fall of Phaeton and Three female figures with Veils; after Michelangelo
    16. Shipwreck of Aeneas; after Parmigianino.
    17. The Roman Charity; a frieze of Polidoro da Caravaggio.
    18. Mars and Venus and Achilles dragging body of Hector; after Primaticcio
    19. Sack of Troy (1545).
    20. Rape of Europa and Venus attended by the Graces; after Raphael.
    21. Birth of Adonis (1586).
    22. A Triumph of Bacchus (1531 – 1574).

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