The Early Renaissance






Antonio Pollaiuolo

(b Florence, c. 1432; d Rome, ?4 Feb 1498).

Sculptor, painter, designer and engraver. He was trained as a goldsmith and bronze sculptor, probably in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s workshop. In 1466 he joined the Arte della Seta, the silkworkers’ guild (to which goldsmiths traditionally belonged), and he listed himself as a goldsmith and painter in the membership records of the Compagnia di S Luca in 1473; this is the only documented reference to him as a painter. In his tax return in 1480 he reported that he was renting a workshop specifically for goldsmiths’ work. He still described himself as a goldsmith, and not as a painter, in his last tax return in 1496.



Portrait of a Girl

Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan



Portrait of a Young Woman

c. 1465
Poplar panel, 52,5 x 36,2 cm
Staatliche Museen, Berlin


Portrait of a Young Woman

c. 1475
Tempera on wood, 55 x 34 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence


Battle of Ten Nudes

Engraving, 428 x 618 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Tobias and the Angel

Galleria Sabauda, Turin

Altarpiece of the SS. Vincent, James and Eustace

Tempera on wood, 172 x 179 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

19Saint Jerome
Palazzo Pitti, Florence

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