(b. ca. 1509, Colonnata, Carrara, d. 1572, Padova)


c. 1550
Bronze, height 50 cm
Museo Nazionale del Bargello, Florence

Cattaneo was a Tuscan sculptor and a pupil of Jacopo Sansovino in Rome. After the Sack of Rome (1527) he accompanied his master to Venice, where he worked on tombs, some figures on the Library, and the right-hand panel of the Loggetta. He was a good portraitist, although his mild, tender style lacks energy. He developed the Mannerist style in such figures as the little bronze Fortuna.

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