JACOPINO DA TRADATE
(active 1401-1440 in Milan and Mantua)
Italian sculptor. He was the leading sculptor active in the construction site of the Cathedral of Milan in the first quarter of the fifteenth century, where remained many statues and reliefs by him. Later he moved to the Gonzaga court in Mantua. Among the best known works of Jacopino are a big relief with the figure of Pope Martin V on the throne in the ambulatory of the Milan Cathedral and a statue of the Madonna and Child preserved at the Castello Sforzesco in Milan. In the Basilica of Sant'Eustorgio, Milan, a funerary monument is attributed to Jacopino and in Ancona, a Crucifixion placed above the main altar.
In Mantua, his son, the painter Samuele da Tradate was a friend of Andrea Mantegna.