- Known as: Italian painter, draftsman, medallist (International Gothic style)
- Born: c. 1395, Pisa
- Also known as: Antonio Pisano
- Date of death: c. 1455/6, Rome
Antonio Pisanello was the major italian exponent of International Gothic but today he is best known as a medalist and draughtsman.
Though we know he trained in
Verona, we do
not know who trained him, the most probable person being Stefano da Verona.
Between 1415-22 he was in Venice where he succeeded (probaly) Gentile in painting a series of frescoes in the
Doge's palace. Then he again succeeded Gentile, this time in Rome, at the Lateran Basilica between 1431-2.
Around 1448, he made a set of medals of Alfonso of Aragon, King of Naples. He is known to have been in Naples
- It is probable that Pisanello's master was Gentile da Fabriano
- Pisanello's earliest extant work is the Annunciation (1423/4, Verona, S. Fermo)
- He made his first datable portrait medal in 1438
- Highly recommended is a visit to the Louvre, Paris, to see a collection of Pisanello's drawings. There are wonderful studies of animals, costume, antiques,
sketches for pictures and copies of other drawings
- London (NG, V&A)
- Paris (Louvre)
- Verona (S. Fermo, S. Anastasia)
- Washington (NG)
- Long Biog.
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