RIZZO, Antonio
(b. ca. 1430, Verona, d. ca. 1499)

Monument of Niccolò Tron (detail)

Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, Venice

The picture shows Charity, one of the two virtues flanking the figure of the doge on the funerary monument.

To his Charity Rizzo has given the same body as that of his Eve, but her face is idealized and impassive, more suited to an allegorical figure. The skill with which he conveys the feeling of finely pleated fabric revealing the body beneath was undoubtedly much appreciated by experts, many of whom was also collectors of classical works.