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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Three years after the competition for the Fountain of Neptune in Florence, the authorities in Bologna approached Giambologna to make a statue of Neptune and many subsidiary figures and ornaments for a fountain designed by Tommaso Laureti that they were erecting in the centre of their city. The young sculptor’s full powers seem to have been released in the making of this Fountain of Neptune (completed 1566). At the feet of Neptune are four boys struggling with dolphins, which spout water, …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    Ammanati’s Fountain of Neptune (ca. 1560-1575) is visble in Piazza della Signoria (also commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici)

    Commissioned by Cosimo I de’ Medici (1519-1574) whose bust is on the voussoirs above door.

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
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  • Creator(s):
    G. Massiot & cie
    Description:

    A group of buildings in Mantua, built between the 14th and the 17th century mainly by the noble family of Gonzaga as their royal residence in the capital of their Duchy. The buildings are connected by corridors and galleries and are enriched by inner courts and wide gardens. The complex includes some 500 rooms and occupies an area of ca. 34,000 m². Although most famous for Mantegna’s frescos in the Camera degli Sposi (Wedding Room), they have many other very significant architectural and …

    Date Created:
    1910-01-01
    Record Visibility:
    Public