Happy Birthday Mariotto Albertinelli!! Born in Florence, Italy, in 1474, this High Renaissance artist apprenticed to Cosimo Rosselli at age 12. He was closely associated with fellow painter, Bartolomeo, the two shared a studio for a time and continued to live and paint in Florence after the primary Renaissance figures had moved on to Rome. Leonardo da Vinci and Raphael influenced him and he adopted the sculptural style of Raphael and the monumental quality of da Vinci. Considered his masterpiece, The Visitation was painted in 1503 and is located in Florence.