Leonardo da Pistoia
Leonardo Grazia or Leonardo da Pistoia (1502 - ca. 1548) was an Italian
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 painter of the Renaissance
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 period. Born in Pistoia
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 in Tuscany, he died in Naples
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. Pistoia worked early on in Rome, and moved to Naples to work under Gianfrancesco Penni
Gianfrancesco Penni
Gianfrancesco Penni , also known as Giovan Francesco, was an Italian painter, student of Raphael.Born in Florence to a family of weavers, Penni entered very early in Raphael's workshop, and collaborated with him for several works, including the famous Rooms of the Vatican Palace as well as the...

, also known as il Fattore. According to Bénézit, Grazia is often confused with Leonardo di Francesco di Lazzaro Malatesta (ca 1483 - after 1518), as both were known as "Leonardo da Pistoia".
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