Francesca Croce

DOC Fellow of the Austrian Academy of Sciences


Francesca S. Croce is currently pursuing a doctorate under the supervision of Professor Sebastian Schütze, where she specializes in late Seicento Roman art and art criticism. Her research focuses on the influence of Raphael on seventeenth century biographer Giovan Pietro Bellori and artist Carlo Maratti. She holds a master's degree in art history from the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she wrote her dissertation "Out of the Darkness: Constructing the Seicento Myth of Annibale Carracci", and bachelor's degree in history from Columbia University.

Research interests: Italian Baroque Art, 17th century Rome, Classicism, Art Theory, Art Criticism, Artists' Biographies