Cosimo Rosselli came from a large Florentine family of artists and architects. He trained in the busy and prosperous workshop of Neri di Bicci and produced altarpieces and frescoes. He was summoned to Rome from Florence in 1481 to contribute to the fresco decoration on the walls of the Sistine Chapel with Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Pietro Perugino. His four frescoes show his ability to produce carefully composed scenes and include contemporary portraits in the crowds of onlookers. Cosimo was highly respected and received numerous private and public commissions.