(b Florence, c. 1432; d Rome, ?4 Feb 1498).
Sculptor, painter, designer and engraver. He was trained as a goldsmith
and bronze sculptor, probably in Lorenzo Ghiberti’s workshop. In 1466 he
joined the Arte della Seta, the silkworkers’ guild (to which goldsmiths
traditionally belonged), and he listed himself as a goldsmith and
painter in the membership records of the Compagnia di S Luca in 1473;
this is the only documented reference to him as a painter. In his tax
return in 1480 he reported that he was renting a workshop specifically
for goldsmiths’ work. He still described himself as a goldsmith, and not
as a painter, in his last tax return in 1496.