Mariotto Albertinelli died on 5 November 1515 in Florence. He was 41 years old. Albertinelli trained with Cosimo Rosselli and then worked in partnership with Fra Bartolommeo, a fellow apprentice, often completing his designs in color. Albertinelli also received independent commissions and earned extra income from a tavern he owned near the Ponte Vecchio. Giorgio Vasari characterized the artist as quite the ladies’ man and gourmand, but one wonders if this is not an exaggeration used to create contrast between him and Fra Bartolommeo, who was a Dominican friar.

Reference: Ludovico Borgo and Margot Borgo. “Albertinelli, Mariotto.” Grove Art Online. Oxford Art Online. Oxford University Press. .

Triptych, 1500, panel, Milan: Museo Poldi Pezzoli, inv. 1116: Back: Skull (memento mori);Closed: Annunciation; Open: Virgin and Child with Saints Catherine and Barbara

Visitation, main panel from the S Martino Altarpiece, 1503, oil on canvas, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi.

With Fra Bartolomeo, Altar of the Madonna del Rosario, Volterra Duomo: Angel Gabriel, 1495

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