Verrocchio at Palazzo Strozzi, Florence

In Florence for the exhibition ‘Verrocchio – Master of Leonardo’. The artist known as Verrocchio was born Andrea di Michele in Florence, circa 1435. He trained as a goldsmith but also became a master of carving in marble. He came to painting late, but by about 1470 he had established himself with works such as ‘Madonna and Child’, ‘The Virgin and Child with Two Angels’ and ‘Tobias and the Angel’.

He was responsible for training some of the greatest artists of the second half of the fifteeenth century, including Pietro Perugino, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Lorenzo di Credi, Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci.

Verrocchio - Master of Leonardo exhibition

Verrocchio 'Madonna and Child' (c.1470)

Andrea Verrocchio ‘Madonna and Child’ (c.1470)

Verrocchio 'Virgin and Child with Two Angels' (c.1471 - 72)

Andrea Verrocchio ‘Virgin and Child with Two Angels’ (c.1471 – 72)

Verrocchio 'Madonna and Child' (c.1470 or 1475)

Andrea Verrocchio ‘Madonna and Child’ (c.1470 or 1475)

Verrocchio 'Tobias and the Angel' (c.1471 - 72)

Andrea Verrocchio ‘Tobias and the Angel’ (c.1471 – 72)

Verrocchio 'Giuliano di Piero de' Medici' (c.1475)

Andrea Verrocchio ‘Giuliano di Piero de’ Medici’ (c.1475)

Verrocchio and Lorenzo di Credi 'Madonna and Child between St. John the Baptist and St. Donatus' (c.1475 - 86)

Andrea Verrochio and Lorenzo di Credi ‘Madonna and Child between St. John the Baptist                                                      and St. Donatus’ (c.1475 – 86)

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