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Cast no.55

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Cast no.55


Desiderio da Settignano (1428/30 - 1464), kneeling angel from the tympanum of the Marsuppini Monument, Santa Croce, Florence. Marble.
Florence, Santa Croce.
H 40 x W 35 in.
Metropolitan Catalogue: Cast no. 2266.
Cast Location: Johnson Ctr 2nd floor

Plaster cast of an angel on the tomb of humanist Carlo Marsuppini (1429/32-1464), located in the church of Santa Croce in Florence. Although the artist of the tomb is Desiderio da Settignano, the work on the angel has been attributed to his brother, Geri. This angel is one of two flanking an image of the Madonna and Child, which is placed far above an effigy of Marsuppini. In The Lives of the Artists, sixteenth-century biographer Giorgio Vasari says that the angels on the tomb are “executed with a beautiful and lively manner”.

~Anna Jones

Bibliographic Citation


Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini, Florence, Santa Croce. From Emil Krén and Daniel Marx, Web Gallery of Art.


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