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BRONZE MEDAL - ANTONIO PISANO (1395-1450)
PROVENANCE: JEWELLERY STORE - BRUNO SCANBISSI - BOLOGNIA - ITALY
WEIGHT: 246 GRAMS; DIAMETER: 9.8 CM
b Pisa or Verona, by 1395; d ? c. Oct 1455). Italian painter, draughtsman and medallist. His richly decorative frescoes, courtly and elegant painted portraits and highly original portrait medals made him one of the most popular artists of the day. He travelled extensively and worked for several Italian courts, at Mantua, Ferrara, Pavia, Milan and Naples. Many of his paintings have been lost or damaged, making a reconstruction of his career difficult. He is now better known as a medallist.