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NELLI, Pulisena (1523 - 1588), Painter

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

Published in print January 2006 | ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online November 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913
NELLI, Pulisena (1523 - 1588), Painter

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Italian, 16th century, female.

Born 1523, in Florence; died 7 May 1588.


Pulisena Nelli descended from a noble Florentine family and became a nun in 1537 at the convent of the Dominican order of St Catherine in Florence. While there she painted an Adoration of the Magi and a Descent from the Cross believed to be after a drawing by Andrea del Sarto. This work can be

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