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A Farm Among Trees
Photo credit: The Henry Barber Trust, The Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham

A Farm Among Trees early 16th C

Fra Bartolommeo (1472–1517)

The Barber Institute of Fine Arts

(b Florence, 28 Mar. 1472; d Florence, 31 Oct. 1517). Florentine painter, a leading figure of the High Renaissance. He trained under Cosimo Rosselli and in about 1494 set up a joint workshop with Mariotto Albertinelli, who had been his fellow pupil. Little survives of his early work, and he is said to have destroyed his profane pictures and drawings under the influence of Girolamo Savonarola's fiery preaching against worldliness.

Text source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)


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