Francesco Bissolo

Francesco Bissolo (1470-72 - 20 April 1554) was a Venetian painter of the Renaissance. He is also known as Pier Francesco Bissolo.

Francesco Bissolo
Accademia - Presentazione di Gesù al tempio di Francesco Bissolo.jpg
Presentation of Jesus at the temple , Gallerie dell'Accademia
Died20 April 1554
Santa Giustina in Treviso Cathedral

He is described as a pupil of Giovanni Bellini. He painted a Christ exchanging crown of thorns for crown of gold with St. Catherine for the church of il Redentore, now at the Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice, and a Santa Giustina in Treviso cathedral. He painted a Holy Family with donor in landscape found at the Dayton Art Institute in Ohio, United States.[1]

He died in the contrada of S. Marciliano on 20 April 1554 after six months of illness.[2]


  • Bryan, Michael (1886). Robert Edmund Graves (ed.). Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume I: A-K). York St. #4, Covent Garden, London; Original from Fogg Library, Digitized May 18, 2007: George Bell and Sons. p. 131.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location (link)
  1. ^ Dayton Art Institute painting Archived 3 October 2006 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Maria Maddalena Palmegiano (1968). BISSOLO, Francesco. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani, Volume 10 (in Italian). Rome: Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana. Accessed July 2013.