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Mino da Fiesole

Mino da Fiesole (c.1429-1484) was a Florentine sculptor. He is noted for his portrait busts. His work was influenced by Desiderio da Settignano and Antonio Rossellino[?], and is characterized by its sharp, angular treatment of drapery.

His works include:

  • a portrait bust of Piero de Medici (1453)
  • a portrait bust of Niccolò Strozzi (1454)
  • a bust of Astorgio Manfredi (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=1277+0+none) (1455)
  • a bust of Dietisalvi Neroni (http://www.louvre.fr/anglais/collec/sculp/rf1669/sculp_f.htm), adviser to Piero de Medici (1464)
  • companion pieces of Charity (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=127+0+none) and Faith (http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pinfo?Object=128+0+none), most probably designed for a wall tomb (1475/1480)

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Mino da Fiesole in his Lives of the Artists.

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