Bianchi, Francis Ferrari

, called IL Frari, a painter and sculptor of Modena, has the reputation of having been the master of Corregio, but never arrived at the fame of his pupil. There is one of his pictures in the church of St. Francis in Modena, by which it appears that he possessed a certain degree of mellowness, though his line is too dry, and the eyes of his figures want the roundness of nature, like those of Cimabue. He died in 1510, two years before the merit of Corregio began to be acknowledged. 2