His name was Giovanni Battista Benvenuti; he was called L'Ortolano (the kitchen-gardener). He was recorded in Ferrara in 1512, 1520 and 1524. His style is close to that of Garofalo. There are no signed or dated works, and a group of works are attributed to him on the basis of style. 'Saints Sebastian, Roch and Demetrius' was attributed to him as early as 1621.