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Last NameGarzoni    
Given NameGiovanna °    
alt. NamesG. G. ; Giovana Garzonius ;    
Year born1600 in Ascoli Piceno    
Year died1670    
Place of deathFlorence    
Father's occupation    
Educationin painting by an otherwise unknown painter from her home town of Ascoli Piceno    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forgrand duke Ferdinando II de Medici (1610-1670) in Florence ; Cassiano dal Pozzo ; Carlo Emanuele II, Duke of Savoy ; the Medici family ; Anna Colonna, the wife of Taddeo Barberini ;     
PatronageCardinals Carlo (1xxx-1666) ; Giovan Carlo (1611-62) ; Leopold (1617-1675) ; Grand duchesse Vittoria della Rovere (1622-1695) ;    
Techniquesbotanical and natural watercolour, pastel, and oil painting, often still-lifes bordering on non-scientific flower-painting    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesLucia T. Tomasi & G. A. Hirschauer: Flowering of Florence. Botanical Art for the Medici (Washington 2002: 7 & 75-89) ; Tomasi 2001: 185f. ;    
otherIn 1666, Garzoni bequeathed her entire estate to the Roman painters' guild the Accademia di San Luca, on the condition that they build her tomb in their church of Santi Luca e Martina.    

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