TALENTI, Simone
(b. ca. 1330, d. after 1383)

Biography

Italian sculptor and architect, part of a family of architects and sculptors, son of Francesco Talenti. He was one of the foremost sculptors and architects of his day in Florence, participating in the building of the cathedral, Orsanmichele and the Loggia dei Lanzi. Simone probably served his apprenticeship in Florence, but details of this are not known. His sculpture shows the influence of Orcagna, suggesting that he may have been involved in work on Orcagna's tabernacle in Orsanmichele (1352-59) at the start of his career.