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Last NameVillamena    
Given NameFrancesco    
alt. NamesF. V. ;     
MarriageCaterina (1xxx-16xx) in 1614    
Children1 son and 4 daughters    
Year born1564 in Assisi, Italy    
Year died1624    
Place of deathRome, Italy    
Father's occupation    
Relatives    
EducationCornelius Cort    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forGiovanni Pietro Olina ; Accademia dei Lincei ; frontispiece & Galileo portrait in Galileo Galilei: Il Saggiatore (The Assayer) (Rome 1623) ;    
PatronageCassiano dal Pozzo    
Collaborators->Vincenzo Leonardi 81xxx-1xxx) ; March. Giustiniani (1xxx-1xxx) ;    
Techniquesnatural copper engraving, painting, and drawing ; also portraits    
Sample(s)http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Francesco_Villamena?uselang=de    
Archival sources    
Published sourcesAKL ; ThB 34 1940: 365 ; Freedman: Lynx 2002: 55 ; Nagler XX ; Kühn-Hattenhauer 1979 ; Camiz 1994 ; Olina: Uccelliera (aviary) 1622/6 ;    
otherF. V. made a well-known portrait of Galileo Galilei in 1623: http://www.ssplprints.com/image/98272/villamena-francesco-galileo-galilei-italian-astronomer-and-physicist-1623 .    
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