VERROCCHIO, Andrea del
(b. 1435, Firenze, d. 1488, Venezia)
Santo Spirito, Florence
Italian sculptor, painter and goldsmith. He started his training in the workshop of goldsmith Giuliano de Verrocchio, this is the origin of his name. With his bronze sculpture he developed the heritage of Donatello. Among his pupils the best are Leonardo da Vinci and Lorenzo di Credi.