FANCELLI, Luca
(b. ca. 1430, Settignano, d. after 1494)

Fireplace with Portraits of Ludovico II and Federico Gonzaga

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Marble
Palazzo Ducale, Mantua

The Tuscan craftsman Luca Fancelli went to Mantua in the 1450s, and was in charge of numerous building sites for more than thirty years and finally earned the important title of ingegnere (engineer).