(b. 1445, Siena, d. 1500, Siena)

The Angel Gabriel

Terracotta, height 164 cm
Szépművészeti Múzeum, Budapest

Neroccio (his full name Neroccio di Bartolommeo Landi) was a painter and sculptor, the pupil of Vecchietta. He worked for a time with his brother-in-law, Francesco di Giorgio Martini. His paintings are religious or devotional, in the tradition of Simone Martini.

This sculpture, showing antique effects, was intended to stand in a niche.

© Web Gallery of Art, created by Emil Krén and Daniel Marx.