|Dates||1611 - 1690|
A sculptor's son, Il Volterrano first studied with a local artist. He attended a well-known Florentine school headed by a
In 1636 one of the
Volterrano's frescoes in the Palazzo Pitti, completed around 1652, show his full understanding of Pietro da Cortona's style, demonstrated in Cortona's decorations for the palace in the previous decade. Volterrano worked until his death, continuing in Cortona's style. He completed decorative commissions in churches and palaces consisting of oil paintings and murals painted on tiled walls.