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.