Lombard artist Cesare da Sesto died on this day in 1523 in Milan. Born in the town of Sesto Calende in 1477, Cesare was one of the most accomplished followers of Leonardo da Vinci, whom he met in Milan and whose innovations with naturalism and sfumato he spread on his travels south to Rome, where he worked with Baldassare Peruzzi and Raphael, and beyond to Naples and Sicily.
For more on Cesare da Sesto see: Andrea Bayer. “Cesare da Sesto.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. Web.