(b Florence, 25 Aug 1585; d Florence, 16 July 1644).
Painter and draughtsman, son of Jacques Bijlivert. He probably first studied painting with Alessandro Casolani (1552/31607) in Siena. After his fathers death in 1603, Giovanni entered the studio of Lodovico Cigoli, following him in April 1604 to Rome, where he remained for most of the next three years. In 1609 Bilivert enrolled in the Accademia del Disegno, Florence. His first documented painting, the Martyrdom of St Callistus (1610; Rome, S Callisto in Trastevere), is indebted both to Cigoli and to naturalistic painting. Bilivert was employed by Cosimo II de Medici, from 1611 until the Grand Dukes death in 1621, as a designer for works in pietra dura.
The Temptation of Charles and Ubalde
Angelica Hides from Ruggiero
Tobias's Farewell to the Angel
Isabelle d'Aragon implorant Charles VIII en faveur de son père,
Alphonse, roi de Naples, et de son mari, Giovanni Galeazzo Sforza,
au moment de la conquête du royaume de Naples par les Français en
Saint Zenobius revives a Dead Boy
The Guardian Angel
Die Auffindung des Heiligen Kreuzes durch Helena
Compianto di Tancredi sul corpo di Clorinda
La chasteté de Joseph
Saint Agnes Attributed to Giovanni Bilivert
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