(b Florence, 1439; d Florence, ?7 Jan. 1507). Florentine painter. His successful career (the high point of which was painting frescos in the Sistine Chapel, 1481–2, together with Botticelli, Ghirlandaio, and Perugino) was based on his facility and high standards of craftsmanship rather than on any great distinction or originality as an artist. His pupils included Fra Bartolommeo and Piero di Cosimo.
Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)