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Adriano Fiorentino

(c.1450/60–c.1499), Italian sculptor and medallist, born in Florence, where he cast the bronze statuette of Bellerophon and Pegasus (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna) by Bertoldo ...

Wettin, House of

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Northern Renaissance Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
2,456 words

...court painter from c. 1505 , produced for the Elector dozens of altarpieces, portraits, hunting scenes, murals, prints and miscellaneous designs for other craftsmen. Jacopo de’ Barbari and Conrat Meit were among several talented masters who worked briefly for him, as was Adriano Fiorentino ( c. 1450/60–99 ), who created a bronze bust of Frederick the Wise of Saxony ( 1498 ; Dresden, Grünes Gewölbe). Significantly, he was the first noble patron of Albrecht Dürer, who produced at least seven paintings for him, the earliest a portrait ( 1496 ; Berlin,...

Italy

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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Current Version:
2013
Subject:
Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...of Ascoli Piceno Cathedral. In South Italy the art of woodworking did not reach its height in Naples until the first half of the 15th century. Bibliography F. Schottmuller : Wohnungskultur und Möbel der italienischen Renaissance (Stuttgart, 1921) M. Tinti : Il mobilio fiorentino (Milan and Rome, 1929) G. Mariacher : Ambienti italiani del trecento e quattrocento (Milan, 1963) M. Praz : La filosofia dell’arredamento (Milan, 1964) V. Pagliuzzi : ‘Mobili del medioevo: Il cassone la cassapanca, il seggiolone dal secolo XII al secolo XV’, A. Illus...

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