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Vincenzo Danti


Vincenzo Danti (Perugia 1530 - 1576) was a sculptor.

His father was an architect and goldsmith, and Vincenzo developed an interest in drawing and goldsmithing. In 1545 he went to Rome to study sculpture and in 1553 he managed to secure a commission for a bronze statue of Pope Julius III which was placed in Florence. Large bronze statues at this time were few and far between, and it is believed that Danti's bronze was based on a bronze of Julius III by Michelangelo (now lost). In 1557 he went to Florence. In 1559 he made a bronze relief depicting ...

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