DANTI, Vincenzo
(b. 1530, Perugia, d. 1576, Perugia)

Monument to Carlo de'Medici

Duomo, Prato

The Honour group having established his credentials, Danti began a series of marble commissions that occupied him through the next decade. Between 1562 and 1566 he worked at the monument to Carlo de'Medici in the cathedral at Prato. This is a stiff reprise of the composition of Michelangelo's Madonna in Onze Lieve Vrouw, Bruges, accompanied by two more supple putti and a delicate low relief portrait of Carlo de'Medici (d. 1492).