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Michele Tosini (1503-1577)

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Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist

Michele Tosini was an Italian painter of the Renaissance and Mannerist period, who worked in Florence.

Allegorical Figure

He apprenticed initially with Lorenzo di Credi and Antonio del Ceraiolo, but then moved into the studio of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, from whom he acquired the name Michele di Ridolfi or Michele Ghirlandaio. Tosini was a mentor to Bernardino Poccetti. After 1556, Tosini served as an assistant to Giorgio Vasari in the decoration of the Salone dei Cinquecento in the Palazzo Vecchio. He was also a notable portraitist.

Madonna and Child with St. John the Baptist 1531

He painted for the altar in the chapel at the Villa Caserotta (1561), near San Casciano Val di Pesa.

Venus Vitrix

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