(b. 1483, Busto Arsizio, d. 1548, Milano)

Monument to Gaston de Foix: Carved pilasters

Museo Civico d'Arte Antica, Turin

In addition to the effigy of Gaston de Foix in the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, a large number of fragments of the monument survive. The most important are seven reliefs illustrating the career of Gaston de Foix which are now in Turin. The reliefs were originally separated from each other by carved pilasters. With their corselets and shields, their drums and pikes, their helmets and pennants, their cannon and brands, their lithe athletic figures bearing the spoils of war, these pilasters are some of the most notable carvings from the tomb.

The picture shows a carving from a pilaster.