ANTONIO (1429—1498) distinguished himself as a sculptor, jeweller, painter and engraver, and did valuable service in perfecting the
See also:art of enamelling . His
See also:painting exhibits an excess x Iof brutality, of which the characteristics can be studied in the "
See also:Saint Sebastian," painted in 1475, and now in the
See also:National Gallery,
See also:London . A " St Christopher and the
See also:Infant Christ " is in the Metropolitan Museum, New
See also:York . But it was as a sculptor and
See also:metal-worker that he achieved his greatest successes . The exact ascription of his
See also:works is doubtful, as his
See also:Piero did much in collaboration with him . The museum of Florence contains the
See also:group " Hercules strangling Cacus " and the terra-cotta bust " The
See also:Warrior "; and in the South
See also:Kensington Museum, London, is a bas-
See also:relief representing a contest. between naked men . In 1489 Antonio took up his residence in Rome, where he executed the
See also:tomb of
See also:Sixtus IV . (1493), a composition in which he again manifested the quality of exaggeration in the anatomical features of the figures . In 1496 he went to Florence in
See also:order to put the
See also:finishing touches to the
See also:work already begun in the sacristy of Santo Spirito . He died in 1498, having just finished his
See also:mausoleum of Innocent VIII., and was buried in the
See also:church of
See also:San Pietro in Vincula, where a
See also:monument was raised to him near that of his brother .
ANTONIO DE LEBRIJA [ANTONIUS NEBRISSENSIS]
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