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Tintoretto, IL (1512-94), a celebrated Venetian painter, received his cognomen from his father's trade, that of dyer. His real name was JACOPO ROBUSTI, and he was born at Venice. He began his studies under Titian, but abandoned that painter's studio: and pursued them with such fervour after his own manner that Del Piombo declared it would take him two years to paint as much as Tintoretto could do in two days. He produced a large number of works, chief amongst which are his Crucifixion, Marriage of Cana Last Supper, Belshazzar's Feast, Last Judgment, and Slaughter of the Innocents. Some of these were executed for Venetian churches. His imagination is of the boldest and most effective kind, and his treatment of chiaroscuro is often magnificent.