This painting-like miniature in its original frame can be attributed to FRANCESCO DA CASTELLO (Brussels 1541-1621 Rome), as confirmed by Elena De Laurentiis (on this artist see E. De Laurentiis, 'Un fiammingo a Roma. Frans van de Casteele detto Francesco da Castello', Alumina, 42, 2013, pp.14-25). Francesco da Castello was a Flemish-Italian painter and manuscript illuminator, active in Rome, also known under his Flemish name as Frans Van de Casteele. The details of his life are documented by the contemporary artist-biographer Giovanni Baglione in 'Le vite de pittori, scultori, architetti, ed intagliatori ...', from 1642.
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