Pietro Perugino, Self-Portrait

1496-1500 · Collegio del Cambio, Perugia

PETRUS PERUSINUS EGREGIUS / PICTOR / PERDITA SI FUERAT PINGENDI / HIC RETTULIT ARTEM / SI NUSQUAM INVENTA EST / HACTENUS IPSE DEDIT

"Pietro Perugino, the distinguished painter, has restored the art of painting. If it had not yet been invented anywhere, he himself has invented it." (Latin epigram by Francesco Maturanzio)

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