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Volterra, Daniele da

Daniele da Volterra (dänyā´lā dä vōltĕr´rä), 1509–66, Italian mannerist painter and sculptor. His family name was Ricciarelli, but he was known by the name of his birthplace. He was active primarily in Rome, and his works reveal the influence of his friend Michelangelo, of whom he executed portraits in sculpture. His best-known painting is Descent from the Cross (c.1545; Trinità dei Monti, Rome). Other paintings include Massacre of the Innocents (1557; Uffizi) and David Killing Goliath (c.1555; Louvre). He was nicknamed Il Braghettone [breeches maker] because of his commission to paint clothes over the nudes in Michelangelo's Last Judgment.

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