Joseph of Copertino was a Christian mystic and saint who was an Italian Conventual Franciscan monk. He was claimed to be extraordinarily unclever, but prone to miraculous levitation and vivid ecstatic visions. As a toddler, Joseph began to experience ecstatic visions, which he would continue to experience throughout his life, making him the focus of mockery.

Felice Boscaratti was a painter from Italy. As a student of the Rotari, he quickly established himself as a painter and teacher. He went to Vicenza but continued to paint in Verona, where his works include Saints Ignazio and Bonaventura in the Cappella Canossa a S. Bernardino. Engravers such as Domenico Cunego recreated his works.

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