Francesco Fracanzano

Francesco Fracanzano (1612–1656) was an Italian painter who participated in the Masaniello rebellion.

St. Gregory of Armenia is cast into the pit, 1635, from the San Gregorio Armeno, Naples
Portrait of Dionysius Cato

Francanzano was the brother of Cesare Fracanzano, a pupil of Spagnoletto and the master of Salvator Rosa, whose sister he had married. His married life was an unhappy one, as by the instigation of his wife he committed crimes for which he suffered death at Naples in 1656.


  •   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainBryan, Michael (1886). "Fracanzano, Francesco". In Graves, Robert Edmund (ed.). Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers (A–K). I (3rd ed.). London: George Bell & Sons.

External linksEdit

  • Jusepe de Ribera, 1591-1652, a full text exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, which includes material on Francesco Frazanzano (see index)