The previous attribution, and one I still favour, is to Antonio Rossellino
. There are numerous formal similarities with the sculptures of the Cardinal of Portugal's chapel, presumably executed to Rossellino
's designs even if not by Rossellino
himself, and there are also several specific connections with a little-known product of the Rossellino
workshop, the tomb of Francesco Sacrati.
Pope Nicholas V (1447-1455) had the architect Bernardo Rossellino
draw up plans for enlarging the Basilica, adding on an apse more prominent than the Constantinian one.
His often bewildering close-ups of Antonio Rossellino
's Tomb of the Cardinal of Portugal, 1461-66, for example, emphasize the grace of the cardinal's crossed hands and the delicate grasp of an angel holding a crown.
"I like that one of you holding me as a baby," says Barry to his brother of Rossellino
's Madonna and Child 15th century relief.
The background also shows how, simultaneous to the building of Saint Peter's, other structures are demolished, such as the old mausoleum of Saint Andrew, the basilica of Constantine, and the presbytery of Rossellino
. Others, according to Sangallo's new plan, are expanded, such as Bramante's vaulting and bay systems.
4) attributed to Bernardo Rossellino
or Antonio Rossellino
, both in the museum's permanent collection.
(20) (Settignano: 1409-Florencia: 1464) fue ese profesional que ideaba y dirigia las obras, de modo lucido y con total solvencia como para asumir y resolver, como un consumado y excelente architetto-artigiano, los autenticos retos que, digamos "sobre la marcha", Pio II le fue imponiendo, como luego senalare.
Stephen, and the Virgin by Pasquino da Montepilciano, Mino da Fiesole, and Antonio Rossellino
(1469-1473); the external pulpit at Prato's cathedral done by Donatello and Michelozzo (1433); and Donatello's double pulpits for San Lorenzo in Florence (1466-1472), depicting scenes from the Passion of Christ.
Such sculptures eventually began to be replaced with marble and bronze, the media preferred by the ancients as in Francesco Botticini and Antonio Rossellino
The juxtaposition of soft and harsh sounds in the final moment of Dante's encounter with the nun could be interpreted in relation to her biography: like Philomel's change, Piccarda's loss of virginity was 'rudely forced' by her brother Corso Donati, who removed her from the convent and forced her to marry Rossellino
della Tosa, with whom he sought alliance at the time.
Pius's aim, carried out by his architect Bernardo Rossellino
, was to transform the medieval village into a noble, city-state.
Appleby's Chesbury or sample Italian Pecorino Rossellino
, a delightful sheep's milk cheese, or maybe savor a taste of Ireland's luscious Coolea.