(b. 1488, Paredes de Nava, d. 1561, Valladolid)
Spanish sculptor and
painter, the son of Pedro
Berruguete, who became the major Spanish sculptor of the 16th century.
He was trained in Italy and brought back Italian Mannerist ideas, both
in sculpture and in painting. He went to Florence about 1504, where he
saw and copied Michelangelo's
lost cartoon for the Battle of Cascina (he is even mentioned in Michelangelo's
letters). He may have been in Rome before returning to Florence for about
5 years before his final return to Spain in 1517. He was, therefore, acquainted
with the early work of Pontormo and Rosso at the very beginning of Mannerism.
His own work as a painter is close to Rosso, and he probably finished
the Coronation of the Virgin (Paris, Louvre) which was left incomplete
by Filippino Lippi at his death in 1504.