He was a member of a family of artists, of whom his father, Domenico, was the most famous. Ridolfo accepted commissions for decorative work as well as for religious paintings and portraits.
1483 - 1561
Paintings by Ridolfo Ghirlandaio
The pagan virgin Veronica took pity on Christ carrying the Cross and wiped his face with her veil, which became miraculously imprinted with his features. Saint Veronica kneels to receive the veil from Christ’s hand as he continues on his way. Although Christ is in profile, the image on the cloth...
Not on display
The sitter is almost certainly Girolamo Benivieni (1453–1542), a significant Florentine literary and political figure. Initially one of the intellectuals surrounding the cultured Lorenzo de' Medici, who effectively ruled Florence, he fell under the influence of the Dominican preacher and reformer...