The Early Renaissance


 

 


Jacopo della Quercia
 

 
 
 

 

 
Jacopo della Quercia

(b Siena, ?1374; d Siena, 20 Oct 1438).

Italian sculptor, sienese school. He was the most significant non-Florentine sculptor of the 15th century: a transitional figure in the development of Italian Renaissance sculpture, who infused the Late Gothic art of Nicola Pisano  with a new appreciation of antiquity, paving the way for such later artists as Antonio Federighi and Francesco di Giorgio in Siena, Niccolo dell’Arca in Bologna and, most notably, Michelangelo. He worked for a wide spectrum of patrons—the papal states, noble and mercantile families and the cities of Siena and Florence—and was the only Sienese artist of his century to achieve a truly national reputation.

          


Madonna (Silvestri Madonna)

1406
Marble
Cathedral, Ferrara

 

 

 


Virtue

1409-19
Marble
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
 

 

 

 


Hope

1409-19
Marble
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena

 
 
 
 


Acca Laurentia

1414-19
Marble
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
 


Rhea Sylvia

1414-19
Marble
Palazzo Pubblico, Siena
 

 

 

 


Annunciation: the Angel

1421-26
Painted wood
Collegiata, San Gimignano
 


Annunciation: the Virgin

1421-26
Painted wood
Collegiata, San Gimignano
 

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