Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (1609-1662), The Death of Didone, oil on canvas, measures 98×73 cm.
Carlo Francesco Nuvolone (Milan, 1609 – Milan, 1662) was an Italian painter. Exponent, like his younger brother Giuseppe Nuvolone (1619-1703), of the Lombard school of the seventeenth century, Carlo Francesco attended the Ambrosian Academy where he was a pupil of his father Panfilo Nuvolone (1581-1651) and Giovanni Battista Crespi called il Cerano (1557 -1632).
His first signed work is the Miracle of Santa Marta, now preserved in the archiepiscopal seminary of Venegono Inferiore. In 1631 he painted The Madonna with the Child between St. Anne and St. Joseph appears to St. Vincent – oil on canvas 255 x 160 cm of 1631 – placed in the chapel of St. Anne, right transept, of the parish church of Saints Vincent and Anastasius Varallo Pombia. In 1645 he painted the Purification of the Virgin, a painting preserved at the Museum of Piacenza. He worked at the Certosa di Pavia, in particular the chapel of San Michele, and painted many paintings with sacred subjects and portraits. He worked at the Sacro Monte of Varese performing the frescoes of the III and V of the chapel, and at the Sacro Monte di Orta, painting the X and XVII Cappella.
He also painted some chapels of the collegiate church of San Lorenzo in Chiavenna and some of his paintings are kept in the church of Santo Stefano in Appiano Gentile.