ROSSELLI, Cosimo
Italian painter, Florentine school (b. 1439, Firenze, d. 1507, Firenze)

Cosimo Rosselli was considered ever since Vasari to have been the weakest of the painters who worked in the Sistine Chapel on the fifteenth century decoration. It is unknown how it happened that he was given the honour of working next to the three quite illustrious masters (Botticelli, Perugino, Ghirlandaio).

Together with his assistants, he painted two frescoes of the cycle on the north wall of the chapel depicting scenes from the life of Christ (the Sermon on the Mount and the Last Supper) as well as two frescoes of the cycle on the south wall depicting scenes from the life of Moses (the Crossing of the Red Sea and the Tables of the Law with the Golden Calf).

Preview Picture Data File Info Comment
Crossing of the Red Sea
1481-82
Fresco, 350 x 572 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1245*770
True Color
185 Kb



Scenes on the left wall
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1497*600
True Color
194 Kb



The Last Supper
1481-82
Fresco, 349 x 570 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1224*800
True Color
201 Kb



The Last Supper (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1107*900
True Color
174 Kb



The Last Supper (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1280*748
True Color
157 Kb



The Last Supper (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1111*900
True Color
168 Kb



The Last Supper (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1095*850
True Color
170 Kb



The Last Supper (detail)
1481-82
Fresco
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1057*900
True Color
180 Kb



Sermon on the Mount
1481-82
Fresco, 349 x 570 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1316*770
True Color
167 Kb



Tables of the Law with the Golden Calf
1481-82
Fresco, 350 x 572 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican

1295*770
True Color
179 Kb



Scene from the Life of St Filippo Benizzi
c. 1475
Fresco
Santissima Annunziata, Florence

1000*1019
True Color
168 Kb



Descent from Cross
c. 1485
Oil and tempera on panel, 51 x 36 cm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Boston

751*1100
True Color
147 Kb



Madonna and Child with Angels
1480-82
Tempera, gold on panel, 85 x 58 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

754*1100
True Color
137 Kb



Portrait of a Man
c. 1485
Tempera on wood, 52 x 34 cm
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

1000*1576
True Color
191 Kb