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Maso da San Friano was an Italianmarker (1536-1571) painter active in Florencemarker. His real name was Tomaso D'Antonio Manzuoli. He was born in San Friano and died in Florence.

According to Giorgio Vasari, Maso was a pupil of Pier Francesco Foschi while others claim it was Carlo Portelli. He collaborated with an elder Michelangelo on some projects.

His altarpiece of the Visitation was painted in 1560 for the church of San Pier Maggiore of Florence - now in Trinity Hall Chapel, Cambridgemarker, England. A similar work can be seen in the Pratomarker cathedral. After 1561, he painted in the church of Ognissanti, Florencemarker and in the church of Santa Felicitamarker. He participated in the decoration of the Studiolo of Francesco Imarker with an oval canvas relating the Fall of Icarus story (1572). The canvas has an affected milling in individuals below and an anomalous perspective; both are classic features of mannerist painting. His second contribution Mining of Diamonds. A portrait of Ferdinando I de' Medici (1570) by Maso can be found in the Town Council Hall of Prato.

He is thought to be one of part of the Contra-Maniera or Counter-Mannerism movement in Florence. His most important pupils were Jacopo da Empoli and Alessandro Fei.

One of his paintings, thought to be of Cosimo I de Medici in 1560, is believed to be the oldest to show a watch.



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