Antonio Vicentino (Tognone)

Italian (active about 1560 - 1575)
Antonio Vicentino (Tognone) The Judgement of Midas about 1560 - 1575 Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture collections, David Laing Bequest (on loan to the Scottish National Gallery)


Nationality Italian

Very little is known about the artist known as Tognone. He was a pupil of Battista Zelotti (about 1526-1578) who was an assistant and follower of Paolo Veronese. Tognone’s artistic career was brief, lasting roughly from 1560 to 1575. He was active in Vincenza in the Vento region of Italy, and he appears to have specialised in ceiling decorations. Tognone abandoned painting to become a soldier, and little of his work survives.