(b. 1436, Lucca, d. 1501, Lucca)

Tomb of St Romanus

San Romano, Lucca

Civitale's most important patron was the Lucchese humanist and statesman Domenico Bertini (c. 1417–1506). Among the many works he commissioned is the tomb of St Romanus. Civitale was gifted with technical proficiency and unfailing taste, and as through his all life he maintained his studio in his native town, Lucca in the later fifteenth century beame the main centre of Tuscan marble sculpture outside Florence.

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