DALLE MASEGNE, Jacobello
(d. 1409, active in Emilia)

Tomb of Giovanni da Legnano (fragments)

1383-86
Marble
Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna

The Masegne brothers were in Mantua in 1383 when Francesco I Gonzaga recommended that the brothers should be imprisoned for molesting a woman. On 3 August 1386 Pierpaolo was accused of adultery in Bologna. He was then living in the house of the scholar Giovanni da Legnano, who had died in 1383 and whose tomb (Museo Civico Medievale, Bologna), originally in San Domenico, Bologna, was signed by both brothers. However, a comparison of the drapery style of the local remains of the tomb monument with that of the Apostles in the central section of the iconostasis in San Marco, Venice, attributed to Jacobello alone, suggests that the tomb was also Jacobello's work.




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