Tomb of Carlo Marsuppini

"Cast of
Desiderio da Settignano (1429/32-64)
Monument to Carlo Marsuppini
About 1453-60

The Tomb of Marsuppini, a scholar and chancellor of Florence, was Desiderio's only monumental work. It was celebrated for its decorative carving and the realism of Marsuppini's face. In the 19th century the monument was considered so important that the firm of Oronzio Lelli was commissioned to make three copies for collections in England, Scotland, and Ireland.

Oronzio Lelli
About 1891
Florence, Italy

Marble with traces of gilding and paint
Florence, Italy
Church of Santa Croce, Florence"-Info Placard


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