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John Pope-Hennessy

(1913—1994) museum director and art historian

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Andrea Bregno

Andrea Bregno  

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(b Osteno, nr. Lugano, 1418; d Rome, Sept. 1506).Italian sculptor, active mainly in Rome, where he settled in the 1460s and became the leading monumental sculptor of the second ...
Duccio di Buoninsegna

Duccio di Buoninsegna  

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(d Siena, 1318/19).The most famous painter of the Sienese School. Little is known of his life: he is first recorded in 1278, records of several commissions survive, and he is known to have been fined ...
James Pope-Hennessy

James Pope-Hennessy  

(1916–74),British biographer and writer on travel and history, born in London, the younger brother of Sir John Pope-Hennessy, educated at Balliol College, Oxford. He was secretary to the Governor ...
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art  

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New York. The largest and most comprehensive collection of art in the USA and one of the greatest in the world. It was founded in 1870 by a group of art collectors, civic leaders, and ...
Piero della Francesca

Piero della Francesca  

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(b Borgo San Sepolcro [now Sansepolcro], Umbria, c.1415; d Borgo San Sepolcro, 12 Oct. 1492).Italian painter, virtually forgotten for centuries after his death, but now regarded as one of the supreme ...
Pietro Torrigiano

Pietro Torrigiano  

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(1472–1528).Florentine sculptor, whose fame rests both on having broken Michelangelo's nose, and on having brought the Italian Renaissance to England. His training is unclear, but he probably studied ...

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