Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Perugino, otherwise Pietro Vannucci (1446-1523), one of Raphael's teachers, was born at Citta della Pieve, near Perugia, and was a fellow-student with Leonardo da Vinci at Florence about 1475. He produced many fine frescoes for Italian churches, but some of his earliest have perished, and perhaps the oldest examples of his work in existence are those in the Sistine Chapel at Rome commenced by him about 1480. Though he lived chiefly in Florence, he kept up his connection with Perugia, and it was there that he received Raphael as a pupil. His works being mostly religious, they are for the most part to be found in the leading Italian churches. The National Gallery possesses a couple of his pictures.