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Cesare da Bagno

Florentine, c. 1530 - 1564

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Born around 1530 in Santa Maria in Bagno, nothing is known of the artist's career. He was a competent modeller, as seen in his best work, a cast medal of Duke Cosimo I de' Medici with a reverse of Hercules fighting.[1] He also signed a medal of Fernando Francesco II d'Avalos which forms the reverse of NGA 1957.14.911. A medal of Giambattista Castaldo has also been attributed to him.[2] Cesare died at Milan.

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

[1] Max Rosenheim, "Medal of Cosimo I, Duke of Florence, by Cesare da Bagno," The Numismatic Chronicle 10 (1910): 412-413; Karla Langedijk, The portraits of the Medici: 15th-18th centuries, 3 vols., Florence, 1981: 485, no. 145.

[2] Alfred Armand, Les medailleurs italiens des quinzieme et seizieme siecles, 3 vols., Paris, 1883-1887: 1(1883):174, 2; Warburg Archive, BM cab. 530, 201/14.

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