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).

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Crossing of the Red Sea
1481-82
Fresco, 350 x 572 cm
Cappella Sistina, Vatican


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Adoration of the Christ Child
c. 1490
Tempera on panel, diameter 116 cm
Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence


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


Crucifixion with the Madonna and Saints
1503
Oil on panel, 207 x 193 cm
Private collection


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


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


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





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