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Michele Tosini

1503 - 1577

Michele Tosini (also called Michele di Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio) was trained in the workshop of Lorenzo di Credi but in 1525 became a junior associate of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio. His mature style was influenced by the work of Bronzino, Pontormo, Francesco Salviati and Vasari. Tosini worked on many large decorative commissions with Vasari, including the ceilings of the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence.