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Desiderio da Settignano

Desiderio da Settignano (c.1430-1464) was an Italian sculptor active during the Renaissance. He came from a family of stone carvers and stone masons. His work shows the influence of Donatello, specifically his use of low reliefs.

His works include:

  • The tomb of Carlo Marsuppini in Santa Croce, Florence
  • Coat of Arms of the Gianfigliazzi and Minerbetti Families (http://www.dia.org/collections/euroart/renaissance/41.124) (c.1445-50) - stone
  • Beauregard Madonna (http://www.nortonsimon.org/collections/browse_artist.asp?name=Desiderio+da+Settignano) (c.1455) - marble relief
  • A Little Boy (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=123+0+none) (c.1455-1460) - marble bust
  • Virgin and Child (http://www.philamuseum.org/collections/euro_dec_arts/W1930-1-2.shtml) (c.1455-1460) - marble relief
  • The Christ Child (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=12196+0+none) (c. 1460) - marble bust
  • The Altar of the Sacrament in San Lorenzo, Florence (completed in 1461)
  • Saint Jerome in the Desert (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=1255+0+none) (c.1461) - marble

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Desiderio da Settignano in his Lives of the Artists. [1] (http://www.artist-biography.info/artist/desiderio_da_settignano/)

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