Antonio Pollaiuolo (1431? -1498) Image List
A painter, sculptor, goldsmith, and engraver, his real name was Antonio di Jacopo d'Antonio Benci. His imposing silver relief The Beheading of St. John the Baptist and the sumptuous embroideries woven after his design still survive in the museum of the cathedral of Florence. Among his better-known works are the bronze tomb (1484-1493) of Pope Sixtus IV and the monument (1493-1497) to Innocent VIII, both in Saint Peter's, Rome. Others include the bronze Hercules and Antaeus (1475?, The Bargello, Florence) and his famous Battle of the Nudes (1470? , Uffizi, Florence), the first important Italian engraving. His altarpiece, the Martyrdom of St. Sebastian (1475, National Gallery, London), represents a major achievement in the depiction of the figure in three-dimensional space.
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|Hercules and Antaeus|
|Hercules and the Hydra|
|Tobias and the Angel|
|Apollo and Daphne|