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Danese Cattaneo

Venetian, c. 1509 - 1573

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Danese Cattaneo was a pupil of Jacopo Sansovino in Rome before the sack of the city in 1527 and went with his master to Venice. He worked as stuccoist and monumental sculptor and produced fine bronze portrait busts such as that of Pietro Bembo in 1547 (church of the Santo, Padua) and of Lazzaro Bonamico (1552, Museo Civico, Bassano del Grappa). A friend of both the Padua intellectuals and of Vasari’s, Cattaneo had his own serious literary interests and wrote several heroic poems (Boucher 1996, 90). Because of the artistic quality of the busts, a group of nine medals also has been attributed to Cattaneo.[1] Six of these attributions are acceptable.

[1] Habich 1922, 127-128. The sitters are all persons known to have been in contact with Cattaneo.

[Published in: John Graham Pollard. Renaissance Medals. The Collections of the National Gallery of Art Systematic Catalogue. 2 vols. Washington, 2007]

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