Benedetto da Maiano

Benedetto da Maiano (* around 1442 in Maiano at Fiesole, † May 27, 1497 in Florence ) was an Italian sculptor and architect.

Benedetto da Maiano is one of the main champions of the sculpture of the Florentine Early Renaissance. He was trained by his older brother Giuliano da Maiano, in whose workshop he began his career. He was influenced among others by Antonio Desiderio da Settignano and Rosselino. He was one of the best marble sculptors of his time and was in his late work, a model for the sculptural work of Michelangelo Buonarroti. In addition to marble belonged to the tone of his preferred materials, in which he also prepared numerous model sketches.

As a builder, he was instrumental in the construction of the Palazzo Strozzi in Florence.

Selected Works

  • Arezzo Loggia of the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • The Vision of Pope Innocent III, 1472 -. 1475th
  • Base with three cherubs, to 1475th
  • Enthroned Madonna and Child, to 1480th
  • Portrait bust of Filippo Strozzi.
  • Bezel with Gherardi crest.
  • Portrait bust of Cardinal Raffaele Riario (attributed ).
  • Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well.
  • Tomb of St. Savinius.
  • Saint Sebastian.
  • Portrait bust of Pietro Mellini, 1474th
  • Group of musicians.
  • St. John the Baptist.
  • Pulpit to 1481st
  • Entrance.
  • Maria with the child.
  • Tomb of Filippo Strozzi the Elder ..
  • The St. Mary Magdalene.
  • Tomb of Duchess Maria of Aragon. ( started by Antonio Rosselino )
  • Annunciation Altar of Mastrogiudici Chapel.
  • Maria with the child.
  • Portrait bust of Filippo Strozzi. 1476, marble, 51.8 x 56.7 x 30.3 cm
  • The Virgin and Child ( attributed to ).
  • Maria with the child ( " olive wood Madonna ").
  • Altar of Santa Fina Chapel.
  • Tomb of St. Bartolo.
  • Marble ciborium, and two angels.
  • Portrait bust of a man.
  • Madonna and Child, to 1475th
  • John the Baptist, to 1480th

Pictures of Benedetto da Maiano