BONINO DA CAMPIONE
(active 1350-1390 in Lombardy)

Tomb of Folchino degli Schizzi

1357
Marble
Cathedral, Cremona

The group of sculptors and architects, who were active in northern Italy and elsewhere from the mid-12th century to the late 14th and originated from Campione (Campigliono) di Lugano, has been termed "Campionesi" in the 19th century.

Among the Campionesi active in the second half of the 14th century, the most eminent was Bonino da Campione. Gothic elements appear in three dated works by him: the signed tomb of Folchino degli Schizzi (d 1357) in Cremona Cathedral; the monument of Bernabò Visconti (equestrian statue, 1363, sarcophagus, 1380-85; both Castello Sforzesco, Milan), formerly in San Giovanni in Conca, Milan; and the signed tomb of Cansignorio della Scala (d 1375) at Santa Maria Antica, Verona.

Folchino degli Schizzi (born in Cremona and died in 1357) was a jurist who was linked to the Visconti dynasty at least from 1329.




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