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Last NamePisanello    
Given NameAntonio di Puccio    
alt. NamesA. d. P. P. ; Pisano / da Cereto / incorrectly: Vittore Pisano ;     
Year born1395 c. in Pisa or Verona    
Year died1455     
Place of deathNaples or Rome    
Father's occupationPuccio di Giov. di Cereto    
Relativesmother: Isabetta di Nicol° da Verona    
Educationpainting from ?Altichiero or Stefano da Zevio, Verona; pupil of painter Gentile da Fabriano, Venice    
Country of ActivityItaly    
Worked forzoological notebook: Codex Vallardi (Louvre); recueils d'oiseaux    
Patronage1422 in the service of young Ludovico Gonzaga, son of the Marchese of Mantua Gianfrancesco Gonzaga; continued to work for Gonzaga family until 1440s    
Techniqueszoological, esp. ornithological drawing, painting, water color, egg tempera, color wash, drawing, black chalk, fresco, mural, medal engraving    
Sample(s)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Pisanello_019.jpg ; www.zeno.org/Kunstwerke/A/Pisanello    
Archival sourcesCodex Vallardi (with naturalistic animal drawings) at the Musée du Louvre, Paris ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pisanello ;     
Published sourcesAKL; ThB27 1933:92; wiki, Benezit; Dance 1989:18; Pinault 1991: 11-13, 267; Dopplereffekt 2010: 135; Richter: Studies I". Burlington Magazine for Connoisseurs 55 (no.317) 1929: 58–61+64–66.    
othermostly famous for his portraiture; naturalist animal studies    

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