(b. ca. 1450, Cortona, d. 1523, Cortona)

Self-Portrait with Niccolò d'Angeli Franceschi

1500 or 1503
Wall painting
Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Orvieto

This painting is on a brick on the back of which is an inscription praising Signorelli as the painter of the Chapel of San Brizio. Niccolò d'Angeli Franceschi was the 'camerarius' of the Fabbrica of Orvieto cathedral from 1500 to 1501. The unusual medium and the inscription suggest that this portrait was possibly meant as a personal souvenir for the camerarius to mark the completion of the project in the chapel.