POPPI, Francesco
(b. 1544, Poppi, d. 1597, Firenze)


Italian painter, originally Francesco Morandini da Poppi. He went to Florence at an early age and became a protégé of Vincenzo Borghini. He was trained by Giorgio Vasari, whose team of artists he joined in the work of remodelling the Palazzo Vecchio for Cosimo I de' Medici, Duke of Florence, later Grand Duke of Tuscany.