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Piero del Pollaiuolo (UK: // POL-eye-WOH-loh, US: /-/ POHL-, Italian: [ˈpjɛːro del pollaˈjwɔːlo]; also spelled Pollaiolo; c. 1443 in Florence – 1496 in Rome), 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.
Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Pollaiuolo in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.
- The Archangel Raphael and Tobias (c.1465-1470)
- Cardinal del Portogallo Altarpiece (1467–68) - altarpiece
- 7 Virtues (1469-1470; 6 painted by Pollaiolo):
- Portrait of a Young Woman (c.1470)
- Apollo and Daphne (c.1470-1480)
- Portrait of Galeazzo Maria Sforza (c.1471) - tempera on wood
- Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian (completed 1475) - oil on wood
- Coronation of the Virgin (1483) - altar-piece painted in the choir of the cathedral at San Gimignano
- Profile Portrait of a Young Woman (c. 1465) - oil on wood
- Portrait of a Woman (c.1475)
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- Biography on the Web Gallery of Art
- Extensive biography of Antonio and Piero del Pollaiolo
- Piero del Pollaiolo at Panopticon Virtual Art Gallery
- Italian Paintings: Florentine School, a collection catalog containing information about del Pollaiolo and his works (see pages: 123-125; MMA #50.135.3).