Niccolò Pisano

Born: 1470  - Death: 1538    Located in: Emilian Painting

Pisano was a painter from Pisa at the turn of the 16th Century, sharing the name of the great Italian sculptor of the 13th Century. Pisano, the painter, was first known to be working in Rome as an assistant to Pietro Perugino (1450 – 1523). His first documented works were in Pisa, including an altarpiece, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints, with a predella of the Adoration of the Magi and Slaughter of the Innocents.

Pisano also worked in Ferrara, at the Cathedral, commissioned by the Duke Alfonso I d’Este. Here in Ferrara, he completed another, Virgin and Child Enthroned with Saints. During this period in Ferrara, Pisano collaborated with Lorenzo Costa (1360 – 1535) and Niccolò Rossetti. Through his known work, in stylistic similarities, he has been attributed with the painting, Holy Family, now in the Uffizi Gallery. The work shows a clear stylistic influence of the School of Ferrara painters. (Kren and Marx, Web Gallery of Art)

Also developing an influence from Raphael, his Deposition and Virgin and Child in the Clouds with Saints, were works completed near Bologna. Some of his last works were completed in Pisa around 1537 in the Cathedral, including, Punishment of the Sons of Aaron. (Grove Dictionary of Art)

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