Florentine painter Pesellino died on this day in 1457. Born Francesco di Stefano around 1422, Pesellino’s style is closely linked to Fra Angelico and Fra Filippo Lippi, with whom he shared a penchant for brilliant colors and delicately rendered figures. Known to have painted both panels and manuscript illuminations, Pesellino collaborated with a number of mid-century Florentine painters including Lippi, Piero di Lorenzo di Pratese, and Zanobi di Migliore, creating highly prized sacred and secular works.
For more on Pesellino see: Francis Ames-Lewis. “Pesellino.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web. 20 Jul. 2013.