Italian painter whose best-known work is a fresco in the Sistine Chapel, Christ Giving the Keys to Saint Peter (1481–1482).
(born Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci) 1446?-1523; It. painter.
Perugino Sentence Examples
On the decoration of the Sala del Cambio, or old exchange, Perugino put forth the full force of his genius.
Most of the movable paintings have since 1863 been collected in the Pinacoteca Vannucci, established in the Palazzo del Municipio; besides a considerable number of pieces by Perugino, there are specimens of Niccolo Alunno, Bonfigli, Pinturicchio, &c. A very interesting and important exhibition of Umbrian art was held here in 1907.
San Pietro de' Cassinensi (outside the Porta Romana) is a basilica with nave and aisles, founded in the beginning of the i 1th century by San Pietro Vincioli on the site of a building of the 6th century, and remarkable for its conspicuous spire, its ancient granite and marble columns, its walnut stall-work of 1535 by Stefano de' Zambelli da Bergamo, and its numerous pictures (by Perugino, &c.).
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It was the birthplace of the painter Pietro Vannucci (Perugino), and possesses several of his works, but none of the first rank.