Who is Davide Ghirlandaio?

Davide Ghirlandaio (1452–1525), also known as David Ghirlandaio and as Davide Bigordi, was an Italian painter and mosaicist, active in his original Florence.

His brothers Benedetto Ghirlandaio (1458–1497) and Domenico Ghirlandaio (1449–1494) were both painters, as was his nephew Ridolfo Ghirlandaio (1483–1561). Davide was an accomplice to, and later a partner of, his brother, the leading painter Domenico. After Domenico’s death, Davide took on pinnacle of the studio and trained Domenico’s son Ridolfo. He was responsive in the mosaic decoration of the Orvieto Cathedral.

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