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Life of MIRABELLO CAVALORI


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  Mirabello d Antonio di Pacino Cavalori (Mirabello di Salincorno), Italian painter. He was one of the founders of the Accademia del Disegno in Florence and worked on the academy s first major projects: the decorations for Michelangelo s funeral in S Lorenzo (1564) and for Duke Francesco I de Medici s wedding (1565) to Joanna of Austria. For Michelangelo s catafalque he collaborated with Girolamo Macchietti on a grisaille painting of Lorenzo de Medici Receiving Michelangelo (untraced); for the Arch of Religion, a temporary structure erected along the route of Francesco I s wedding procession, Cavalori painted in monochrome St Francis Founding the Retreat at Vernia and Receiving the Stigmata (untraced).
   Vasari employed Cavalori in the decoration of the Studiolo of Francesco I in the Palazzo Vecchio, for which he produced The Wool factory. His paintings on the Sacrifice of Lavinia and Blessing of Isaac are also in the Palazzo Vecchio.
  
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