Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Lucca
Lucca (prov.)

Toscana

Piazza San Michele
(Loggia di Palazzo Pretorio)

Matteo Civitali

Lucca 1436 - Lucca 1502
Italian sculptor and architect, painter and engineer
(Wikipedia)
Arnaldo Fazzi
Fratelli Galli Fusero (Firenze)
1893

Lucca /  Matteo Civitali   Lucca /  Matteo Civitali

Description

Bronze statue of Civitali sitting in a chair, in his work clothes and with his tools workmanship: a leather apron is knotted on the farce, in his right hand holds a mullet and in the other hand a chisel. He look is aimed at his work: the Madonna of Cough on the right corner of the façade of the Church of St. Michael in Foro. Half under the chair is a large medal with a portrait of Domenico Bertini, worker at the cathedral, who commissioned Civitali for the Chapel of the Holy Face in the Cathedral.

Lucca - Matteo Civitali

Domenico Bertini (c. 1417-1506) (Dizionario Biografico).

Inscription(s)

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MATTEO CIVITALI
mdcccxciii

Signature

A Fazzi Sc: 1893

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 43°50'33" E 10°30'8"

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