Daniele da Volterra

Italian painter (1509-1566)

Daniele Ricciarelli (c. 1509 – 4 April 1566), better known as Daniele da Volterra, was a Mannerist Italian painter and sculptor. He is remembered for his association with the work of Michelangelo . Many of Daniele's most important works were based on designs made for that purpose by Michelangelo. After his death, and following orders of Pope Pius V, Daniele covered the genitals of The Last Judgment with clothing, which earned him the nickname of Il Braghettone

Daniele da Volterra
illustration from "Le Vite" by Giorgio Vasari, of 1568.
Bornc. 1509
Volterra (present-day Tuscany)
Died4 April 1566(1566-04-04) (aged 56–57)
Known forPainting
Daniele da Volterra, Descent from the Cross (c. 1545), after its restoration in 2004; Trinità dei Monti, Rome.