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Baccio Bandinelli

Italian sculptor, painter, and architect

Brief biography, in most instances from the Union List of Artist Names® Online:
Bandinelli was the son of Michelangelo de'Brandini, a successful Florentine goldsmith. Baccio was a loyal subject of the Medici, even when they were in exile 1494-1513; consequently he was rewarded by receiving commissions after the elections to the papacy of Leo X (Giovanni de' Medici) and Clement VII (Giulio de' Medici), and after Cosimo de' Medici became Grand Duke of Tuscany in 1537. His political patronage made him unpopular with most Florentines, including Michelangelo, who were Republicans and criticized his art works.

Artist ID number in the Union List of Artist Names®: ULAN 500008366.
The ULAN link above leads to a cataloging authority record at the Getty Research Institute.

Objects related to Baccio Bandinelli:

Nicolò della Casa after Baccio Bandinelli Cosimo I, Grand Duke of Tuscany, 1544 Engraving
Agostino Musi The Academy of Baccio Bandinelli, 1531 Engraving
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