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(b Florence, ?16 July 1486; d Florence, 28/29 Sept. 1530). Florentine painter. The epithet ‘del sarto’ (of the tailor) is derived from his father's profession; his real name was Andrea d'Agnolo. According to Vasari, he was first apprenticed as a goldsmith and then taught by Piero di Cosimo; another early source says he studied under Raffaellino del Garbo (d c.1527), who has been described as ‘eclectic and second-rate’.

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