|Dates||1510 - 1563|
Francesco de' Rossi was the son of a weaver in Florence. At an early age, he chose to pursue his interest in drawing and painting instead of following his father's profession. His first major commission came at age twenty-one from Cardinal Giovanni Salviati, whose name he adopted. At age fourteen, Francesco Salviati trained with one of the leading sculptors in Florence. Five years later, he entered the workshop of his friend Giorgio Vasari, a painter and biographer of artists.
Salviati specialized in elaborate paintings that were typically