Fei, Alessandro (called delBarbiere), a reputable Florentine historical painter, was born in 1538 (or 1543), and studied successively under Ridolfo Ghirlandajo, Pietro Francia, and Tommaso Manzuoli. His works may be seen in the churches of Florence, Pistoja, and Messina. One of his most esteemed pictures is in the Church of Santa Croce. at Florence, representing the Scourging of Christ. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Spooner, Biog. Hist. of the Fine Arts, s.v.