Piero di Cosimo: Portraits of Francesco and Giuliano Giamberti da Sangallo (1482 - 1485)

(Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

A set of two paintings by the Italian artist Piero di Cosimo (1462 - 1522). The two men on this set are Francesco Giamberti (1405-1482) and his son Giuliano Giamberti 'da Sangallo' (1445-1516). Father Francesco was employed as an architect and musician in the service of the Florentine ruler Cosimo de’ Medici. Giuliano was the favored architect of Lorenzo de' Medici who ended his career as one of the leading architects of the new Saint Peter’s Basilica in Rome. The set was commissioned by Giuliano, probably to commemorate his recently deceased father. The instruments in front of each represent their profession. Paintings from 1482-1485.