María Magdalena. Michele Tosini (Italian, 1503–1577). Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Tosini studied with Lorenzo di Credi and Antonio del Ceraiolo before entering the workshop of Ridolfo Ghirlandaio. Tosini began painting in the early 16th-century Florentine style. His acceptance of Mannerism was slow, but by the 1540s the influence of Francesco Salviati and Agnolo Bronzino was observable in his work. Tosini adopted a vocabulary derived from the work of Michelangelo and painted some of his best-known works in this manner