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Last NameCortona    
Given NamePietro Berrettini da    
alt. NamesP. B. d. C. ; Pietro da Cortona / Pierre de Cortone ;    
Year born1596 (1597 baptised) in Cortona, Italy    
Year died1669    
Place of deathRome, Italy    
Father's occupationstonemason Giovanni Berrettini     
Relativesmother Francesca née Balestrari; uncle Francesco; cousin Filippo     
Educationby familiy; taughty by Baccio Bonetti; trained in painting in Florence under Andrea Commodi & in Rome in studio of Baccio Ciarpi    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forGiovanni Maria Castellani: plates in Tabulae anatomicae, now thought to have been begun ca. 1618, publ. 1741; Giovanni Battista Ferrari (1584-1655);     
Patronagepapal state    
CollaboratorsThe drawings were used as the basis of engravings by Luca Ciamberlano, but these were not published until 1741 ; Giovanni Francesco Romanelli (1610-1662)    
Techniquesarchitectural, anatomical, and botanical drawing, copper engraving, and painting    
Sample(s)http://www.nlm.nih.gov/dreamanatomy/da_g_I-D-3-01.html .... 3-16...    
Archival sourceshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pietro_da_Cortona ; http://www.answers.com/topic/pietro-da-cortona    
Published sourcesAKL X, 1995, 1; Choulant 1920: 227, 419; http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/anatomy/cortona.html ; Nissen: Botan. Buchillustration 1966 ;    
otherP.B.C. is mostly known as leading Italian Baroque painter & architect; Prior to becoming famous as an architect, Pietro drew anatomical plates     

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