QUERCIA, Jacopo della
(b. ca. 1367, Quercia Grossa, d. 1438, Siena)

Tomb slab of Lorenzo Trenta

San Frediano, Lucca

Jacopo also designed for the Trenta chapel in San Frediano the tomb effigies of Lorenzo Trenta (d 1439) and his wife, Isabetta Onesti (d 1426). The tomb slabs, set into the pavement in front of the altar, have suffered considerable wear. Compared to the high relief of the Ilaria monument, the Trenta tombs offered only a moderate degree of projection. Lorenzo Trenta is shown recumbent with his head, swathed in a voluminous turban, resting on a huge pillow. His body is slightly inclined towards his wife. The effigy of Isabetta complements that of her husband, although she appears to be more active, her drapery more agitated and linear. This effigy has been attributed to Giovanni da Imola, but both are inscribed 1416, a year when he was still in prison.

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