Piero di Cosimo

1461 or 2 Born in Florence, the son of a toolmaker.

1480 By this date Piero is apprenticed to Cosimo Rosselli from whom he took his name.

1481 When Rosselli is summoned to Rome Piero accompanies him.

1504 Piero enrolls in the painters’ guild in Florence. He is also a member of the committee set up to select a site for Michelangelo’s recently completed David.

1515 Piero is involved in preparing for the celebrations attendant on the visit of Pope Leo X to Florence.

c1521 Dies in Florence.



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Piero di Cosimo - Selected Works

1480 Portrait of Simonetta Vespucci, Chantilly, Musée Condé

1489–90 The Visitation of Saints Nicholas and Anthony, Washington DC, National Gallery of Art

c1490 Venus, Mars and Cupid, Berlin, Staatliche Museen

1493 Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, Florence, Museo dell’Ospedale degli Innocenti

c1495 A Satyr mourning over a Nymph, London, National Gallery

c1500 The Fight between the Lapiths and the Centaurs, London, National Gallery

1495–1500 Vulcan and Aeolus, Ottawa, National Gallery of Canada

c1505 The Forest Fire, Oxford, Ashmolean Museum

c1505 Hunting Scene, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

c1505 The Return from the Hunt, New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art

1495–1505 The Finding of Vulcan on Lemnos, Hartford, Connecticut, Wadsworth Atheneum

1505 Incarnation of Jesus, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1505 The Adoration of the Christ Child, Rome, Galleria Borghese

1505–10 The Discovery of Honey, Worcester, MA, Art Museum

1505–10 The Misfortunes of Silenus, Cambridge MA, Fogg Art Museum

1510 Perseus Frees Andromeda, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi

1515 The Myth of Prometheus, Munich, Alte Pinakothek

Piero di Cosimo - Featured Paintings

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