Piero del Pollaiolo

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Portrait of a young woman by Piero del Pollaiuolo, at the Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan.

Piero del Pollaiuolo (c. 1443 – 1496), also known as Piero Benci, was an Italian Renaissance painter from Florence. His brother was the artist Antonio del Pollaiuolo and the two frequently worked together. Their work shows both classical influences and an interest in human anatomy; reportedly, the brothers carried out dissections to improve their knowledge of the subject.

He died in Rome in 1496.

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Pollaiuolo in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.


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