CAPPONI, Luigi di Pietro
(active 1485-1500 in Rome)
Italian sculptor, active in quattrocento Rome with an oeuvre still quite unclear and undefined. He was born and, more than likely, trained in Milan (possibly in the workshop of Giovanni Antonio Amadeo) and went to Rome in the 1480s. He is first mentioned there in connection with the tomb of Francesco Brusati in the church of San Clemente in a document of July 8, 1485. Another document (March 8, 1496) links his name to the marble altar with the Crucifixion in the church of Santa Maria della Consolazione. Further documentation is unknown. However, on the basis of these two works, a substantial oeuvre has been ascribed to the Lombard sculptor.