Perino Del Vaga(1501-1574)
Perino Del Vaga (1501-1574)
"Our Lady carrying Baby Jesus".
Oil on wood panel. Attributed to Perino del Vaga also named Piero Buonaccorsi.
Dim.: 91 x 73 cm.
Perino del Vaga - also known as Piero Bonaccorsi - (1501-1547).
Italian painter. Late Renaissance/Mannerism period.
At eleven years of age Perino was one of of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio's (1483 –1561) most talented pupils. In Rome, poor and with no clear career prospects, Perino assisted Raphael (1483-1520) in the Vatican and Giovanni da Udine (1487-1561) in the decorations of the Loggie Vaticane. Perino also executed some scriptural subjects, known as "Raphael's Bible", from designs by Raphael. In 1527 Andrea Doria invited Perino to Genoa to decorate the "Palazzo Fassolo", and the "Palazzo del Principe". From Genoa Perino twice visited Pisa and began some painting in the cathedral. Back to Rome he frescoed the Pucci Chapel in the "Trinita dei Monti", retouched many works of Raphael, painted the decoration for the Paoline Chapel and other halls of "Castel Sant'Angelo", some frescoes in the church of "San Marcello", a monochrome in the "Stanza della Segnatura" in the Vatican, and a cartoon of the Sistine Chapel. Pope Paul III (Alessandro Farnese - 1468-1549) granted him a regular salary.