Oriental Rugs in Renaissance Paintings – Ghirlandaio Carpets

Domenico Ghirlandaio was an Italian painter who worked during Renaissance. Born in 1449 as Domenico di Tommaso di Currado di Doffo Bigordi, he was the eldest of his six siblings, from which only three survived to adulthood - the painter himself and his two brothers, Davide and Benedetto. Later on, when his father Tommaso remarried, he sired two other children. At the beginning, Domenico was an apprentice to his father, a goldsmith.