(b. ca. 1386, Firenze, d. 1466, Firenze)

St Mark

c. 1411
Marble, height 236 cm
Orsanmichele, Florence

In 1411, the Arte dei Linaioli (the Guild of Linen Merchants) commissioned Donatello to create a statue of their patron saint Mark for the decoration of their niche on Orsanmichele. Donatello's execution of the folds of the robe is masterly, and they emphasize the rotation of the saint's body.

The picture shows the statue after restoration.