LEOPARDI, Alessandro
(active 1482-1522 in Venice)

Flagstaff base

Piazza San Marco, Venice

Alesssandro Leopardi not only signed the Verrochio's Colleoni statue but also the flagstaffs in Piazza San Marco. The central one, "facto per Alexandro de Leopardi" (made by Alessandro Leopardi) was installed in 1505, the other two in 1506. These bases replaced the older ones, far simpler and in stone, that had been made twenty years earlier by Pietro Lombardo's workshop.

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