Pollaiolo and Verrocchio we know to have been equally excellent as painters and as workers in bronze.
He was influenced by Signorelli, and slightly by Verrocchio.
After leaving Verrocchio's workshop he went to Lombardy, where he spent sixteen years at the court of Milan.
It was then that statues in bronze were sculptured by Verrocchio, Donatello, and others.
There is no mise-en-scène, no searching after recondite ideas, with Verrocchio.
Verrocchio, the son of a poor furnace-stoker, was seventeen years the senior of Leonardo.
Cf. also the bust of Minatia Polla, so called, which might be by Verrocchio.
The pupil had lightness and precision of touch; Verrocchio, perseverance and concentrated attention.
If he attended at Verrocchio's studio he certainly would have met them.
The accusation came to nothing, but he left Verrocchio, and henceforth painted independently.