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Bassano Giacomoda Ponte

Bassano, Giacomo da Ponte, born in 1510, taking his surname from his native place. Trained by his father and influenced by Titian, he became an admirable painter of landscapes with figures, historical subjects, etc., his works showing good draughtsmanship and fine colouring. Though he is said to have been prolific, few pictures of his are known to exist. The Nativity at Bassano is the finest. He died at Venice in 1592, and two of his sons distinguished themselves in the same art.