COSTA Lorenzo the Younger (b. 1537, Mantova, d. 1583, Mantova) Nationality : Italian
Italian painter, probably the son of Ippolito Costa (1506-1561), grandson of Lorenzo Costa the Elder. It is likely that his early training was with his father in Mantua in the period after the death (1546) of Giulio Romano, when the architect Giovanni Battista Bertani was a major influence. Three of Lorenzo's paintings are mentioned in a document dated 1560; in 1561 he was paid for a banner (untraced) for the chapter house of Mantua Cathedral.