CAPPONI, Luigi di Pietro
(active 1485-1500 in Rome)
Monument ot Antonio and Michele Bonsi (detail)c. 1500
San Gregorio Magno, Rome
Among the works attributed to Capponi, the tomb monument to the brothers Antonio and Michele Bonsi, in the courtyard of the church of S. Gregorio Magno, holds a prominent place. The tomb, which follows the antique concept of the imago clipeata by displaying two busts of the deceased, was executed around 1500 and is among the best examples of this period. Two standing angels flank a central relief of the Madonna and Child.