Luca Signorelli

male / Italian
painter, fresco painter, draftsman
Cortona 1440/1450
ca. 1440-1450 (Syson/Chapman); born 1441? / (about) 1445/1450 (AKLONLINE January 2018)
Cortona 1523-10-16
died 1523.10.16 / 1523.10/1523.12 (AKLONLINE January 2018)
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uncle of Francesco Signorelli (Syson/Chapman 2007)
See also
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worked with Di Giorgio on the decoration of the Bichi Chapel in the Sant 'Agostino in Siena(Syson/Chapman 2007)
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Biographical information
Active in
  • Cortona 1470
    first documented as a painter in 1470 (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Gubbio 1484
    active 1484 (Syson/Chapman 2007)
  • Montepulciano 1490 - 1494
    ca. 1490-1494; in the early 90s (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Urbino 1496
    made a presentation of the 'Crossing' (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Città di Castello 1496 - 1498
    made here an 'Worship of the child' (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Orvieto 1499 - 1504
    received the commission for the decoration of the San Brizio Chapel in the cathedral of Orvieto; his stay here was interrupted by other assignments (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Siena 1506
    was asked by the administration of the cathedral to make a design for the floor of the cathedral; an assignment he never completed (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Arcevia 1507 - 1508
    made here two altarpieces that are still in the San Medardo (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Siena 1509
    until 1509 he worked in Pandolfo Petrucci's palace (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Rome 1513
    documented in Rome the 1st June 1513; Michelangelo describes his encounter with Signorelli in Rome 'in the first year' of Leo X's pontificate (1513/1514) (Henry 2017)
  • Cortona 1523
    settled in Cortona and lived here until 1523 (Syson / Chapman 2007)
  • Arezzo
  • Arcevia
  • Florence
  • Loreto (Italië)
  • Lucignano
  • Perugia
  • Volterra
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This field specifies the various subject categories or genres that constitute the oeuvre of the artist in question. The contents of this field are generally based more on the documentation available at the RKD than on the literature.
Christian religious scene
Entered on: 1992-01-25; Modification on: 2018-01-02


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