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Ottavio VANNINI (1585-1643) "Saint Sebastian"

69 x 89 cm (26 by 20 in), oil, cnavas. This record has been reviewed but may be incomplete. These records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email
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Ottavio Vannini (September 15, 1585 – c. 1643) was an Italian artist of the Baroque period, active mainly in Florence.

Born in Florence to Michele Vannini. He initially apprenticed for four years with a mediocre painter by the name of Giovanni Battista Mercati (possibly the engraver), but he then trained in Rome under Anastasio Fuontebuoni. He returned to Florence to work with Domenico Passignani. He painted a St Vincent Ferrer for the church of San Marco, Florence; and an Adoration of the Magi for the church of the Carmine. He painted the altarpiece for the chapel of the Holy Sacrament in the cathedral of Colle Val d'Elsa. He painted a Tancred and Erminia and an Ecce Homo now in the Palazzo Pitti. He painted a Communion of St. Jerome for the church of Santa Anna.



Filippo Baldinucci, Notizie.. p. 141.
Michael Bryan in Walter Armstrong & Robert Edmund Graves: Dictionary of Painters and Engravers, Biographical and Critical (Volume II L-Z). , 1889
Divo Savelli, Santa Lucia de' Magnoli a Firenze, la chiesa, la Cappella di Loreto, Parrocchia di Santa Lucia de' Magnoli, 2012.