Giovanni Maria Butteri

Giovanni Maria Butteri (1540–1606), also known as Giovanmaria Butteri, was an Italian painter of the Mannerist period, active in his native Florence.

Giovanni Maria Butteri: The Medici as the Holy Family, 1575

He was a pupil of Alessandro Allori and Francesco Salviati. He participated in the fresco decoration of the large cloister at Santa Maria Novella. Other works can be found at the churches of Santa Monica and San Barnaba in Florence, as well as in the Civic Museum in Prato. He also contributed a canvas for the programme of the Studiolo of Francesco I in the Palazzo Vecchio: a visit by Prince Francesco I de'Medici to Bortolo d'Alvise's glassworks.


  • 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. 205.CS1 maint: location (link)

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