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Andrea del Verrocchio

Only has one work in Venice, but it's a doozy

Head of a girl, by Verrocchio

Tuscan Andrea del Verrochio (1435–88) was a painter, sculptor and reputedly an alchemist, a follower of Donatello and teacher of Leonardo da Vinci. Considered the greatest bronze sculptor of the day, he was hired by the Senate to create the dynamic equestrian statue of Colleoni in front of Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: PD Art