- Also known as
primary name: Boscoli, Andrea
other name: Boscholi, Andrea
- individual; painter/draughtsman; Florentine; Italian; Male
- Life dates
- Florentine draughtsman. Although trained in the School of Santi di Tito (q.v.), whose work exerted a lasting influence upon him, he seems to have been largely self-taught. He visited Rome, probably in the early 1580s, where he studied, in particular, the Antique and the work of Polidoro da Caravaggio (1490/1500-1543?). He was back in Florence by 1582, where he was occupied for the rest of the decade, principally with small, private commissions; in 1593-4 he was in Pisa; and in 1599 departed for Rimini, working thereafter in the Marches (see 1947,0116.29 and 1946,0713.279), until his return to Florence in 1606. His paintings combine the elegant language of Santi di Tito with a colourfulness derived from the work of Federico Barocci (c. 1535-1612) and his Sienese followers. A prolific draughtsman, his work in this medium reveals a similar tendency towards prettiness: his drawings are characterised by the generally small scale of his figures, strong contrasts of light and dark and a schematic, almost angular rendering of form.
- Julian Brooks, 'The Drawings of Andrea Boscoli' (unpublished Ph.D. thesis, Worcester College, University of Oxford 1999)
Nicholas Turner, Florentine Drawings of the Sixteenth Century, BM 1986