Andrea Sansovino

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Sansovino, Andrea


(real surname, Contucci). Born circa 1460 in Monte San Savino, Tuscany; died there in 1529. Italian sculptor and architect.

Sansovino worked in Portugal and in Florence, Rome, and Loreto. His most important architectural work dates to his years in Loreto (1513–27). Sansovino’s sculptures, for example, the marble tombs of A. Sforza and G. Basso in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome (1506–09), combined austerely simple plastic forms with various archaisms of the quattrocento.


Huntley, G. H. Andrea Sansovino. Cambridge, Mass., 1935.
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