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Pontormo, Jacopo da [Carucci, Jacopo]locked

(b Pontormo, nr Empoli, May 26, 1494; d Florence, Dec 31, 1556).
  • Janet Cox-Rearick

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Italian painter and draughtsman. He was the leading painter in mid-16th-century Florence and one of the most original and extraordinary of Mannerist artists. His eccentric personality, solitary and slow working habits and capricious attitude towards his patrons are described by Vasari; his own diary, which covers the years ...

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Dizionario biografico degli italiani (Rome, 1960–)