(b. 1427, Settignano, d. 1479, Firenze)

Tomb of the Cardinal of Portugal

White and coloured marble with traces of polychromy and gold, height 400 cm
San Miniato al Monte, Florence

This tomb is the first recorded commission of Antonio Rossellini. It is part of the jewel-like mortuary chapel of Jaime of Portugal (a prince of the royal house) who died in Florence aged twenty-five in 1459. The three-walled chapel is a rare example of the harmonious effect which could be achieved when all three arts were brought together in a completed collaborative effort. Manetti designed it and other aspects were undertaken by the Rossellini family, Piero and Antonio Pollaiolo, Alesso Baldovinetti and Luca della Robbia.

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