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PERUGINO, Pietro
Christ giving the Keys to St Peter

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PERUGINO, Pietro Christ giving the Keys to St Peter
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PERUGINO, Pietro Christ giving the Keys to St Peter


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PERUGINO, Pietro

Italian painter, Umbrian school (b. 1450, Citta della Pieve, d. 1523, Perugia). Italian painter and draughtsman. He was active in Perugia, Florence and Rome in the late 15th century and early 16th. Although he is now known mainly as the teacher of Raphael, he made a significant contribution to the development of painting from the style of the Early Renaissance to the High Renaissance. The compositional model he introduced, combining the Florentine figural style with an Umbrian use of structure and space,  Related Paintings of PERUGINO, Pietro :. | The Lamentation over the Dead Christ | The Transfiguration | The Family of the Madonna ugt | Madonna and Child with Saints John the Baptist and Sebastian | Christ Handing the Keys to St. Peter (detail) a |
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