• NameFrancesco Pesellino
  • Activity/Titlepainter, miniatyrmålare
  • Sexmale
  • Variant namesFrancesco Pesellino
  • Nationality/DatesItalian, born ca 1422, dead 1457-07-29
  • PlacesPlace of birth: Florens, Italien
    Place of death: Florens, Italien
BiographyThe Florentine painter Francesco di Stefano,
called il Pesellino, executed mainly small panels,
often predella and cassone pictures, reminiscent
of miniature painting. He was born around 1422
into a family of artists, and received his first
training in his maternal grandfather Pesello’s
workshop. Pesellino was possibly a student of
Beato Angelico, as the manner of his early works
seems to indicate. By 1442 he was collaborating
with Filippo Lippi, and he executed the five predella
panels (Uffizi, Florence, and Louvre, Paris)
for Lippi’s altarpiece of the Virgin and Child with
Four Saints (Uffizi, Florence). In 1447 he may have
enrolled in the Compagnia di San Luca in Florence.
Pesellino’s only surviving large-scale work is
the altarpiece of the Trinity with Saints (National
Gallery, London) for the Compagnia della Santissima
Trinità in Pistoia.