Nanni di Banco

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Nanni di Bamco
Born c. 1385
Died 1421
Nationality Italian
Known for Sculptor
Movement Italian Renaissance
Quattro Santi Coronati, around 1408-15. Florence

Nanni d'Antonio di Banco (c. 1384 – 1421) was an Italian sculptor from Florence.

A contemporary of Donatello and Lorenzo Ghiberti, Nanni was a sculptor in fifteenth-century Florence.[1] He is well known for his sculpture group Four Crowned Martyrs (Quattro Santi Coronati) (1412–15) which was commissioned by the stone carvers and wood workers guild for the Church of Orsanmichele.[2] The significance of this work is not only the striking naturalism and individuality of the figures, but also the complexity of construction of a sculpture group.

Giorgio Vasari includes a biography of Nanni di Banco in his Lives of the Most Excellent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects.

Main works


  1. ^ Hartt, Frederick (1994). History of Italian Renaissance art: painting, sculpture, architecture (4th ed.). Englewood Cliff, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13--393380-6. 
  2. ^ Turner, Richard (2005). Renaissance Florence : the invention of a new art. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-13-134401-3. 

External links

  • National Gallery of Art

Orsanmichele Santa maria del fiore Fifteenth Century

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