The High Renaissance




Piero di Cosimo

Piero di Cosimo

(b ?Florence, 1461–2; d Florence ?1521).

Italian painter and draughtsman.Tax declarations made by Piero di Cosimo’s father suggest that the artist was born in either 1461 or 1462. According to the first, he was eight years old in 1469, while a catasto (land registry declaration) of 1480 gives his age as 18. A document of 1457 establishes that his father, Lorenzo di Piero d’Antonio, was a maker of small tools (succhiellinaio) rather than a goldsmith, as Vasari claimed. By 1480 Piero appears no longer to have been living at the family house in the Via della Scala, Florence, but was an unsalaried apprentice or workshop assistant to Cosimo Rosselli, from whom he received room and board and eventually took the name of Piero di Cosimo.


Madonna mit Johannes dem Taufer, Hl. Margaretha und Engeln, Tondo



Madonna mit Hl. Johannes dem Taufer, Tondo



Maria, das Kind anbetend, Tondo


The Adoration of the Christ Child

Oil on wood
Galleria Borghese, Rome


Anbetung des Kindes, Szene: Maria, Christuskind, kniender Engel, Hl. Johannes der Taufer, Tondo


Mystical Marriage of St Catherine of Alexandria

Oil on panel
Ospedale degli Innocenti, Florence

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