Giovanni Speranza de' Vajenti

Giovanni Speranza (circa 1470 - 1540s) was an Italian painter. He was born and was active in Vicenza, where he was a follower of Benedetto Montagna.[1] His exact birth and death years are not confirmed with one claiming he was born in 1480 and died in 1546.[2][3]

He is mentioned briefly by Giorgio Vasari, in his entry on Jacopo Sansovino. He later claims both Montagna and Speranza were pupils of Andrea Mantegna.[4] It is unclear if he is related to the Baroque painter Giovanni Battista Speranza.


  1. ^ A Popular Handbook to the National Gallery, Volume 1, page 419.
  2. ^ Per Le Nobilissime Nozze Nanne Gozzadini E Maria Teresa Sarego Allighieri, by Giovanni da Schio, page 55.
  3. ^ Enciclopedia Treccani Archived 25 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ A History of Painting in North Italy: Venice, Padua, Vicenza Volume 1, by Joseph Archer Crowe, Giovanni Battista Cavalcaselle, page 421.