Statues - Hither & Thither

Italy
Firenze
Firenze (prov.)

Toscana

Via Calimala
(Loggia del Mercato Nuovo)

Statue del Mercato Nuovo

Statues at the Mercato Nuovo

Various sculptors
1889-95

Firenze /  Statue del Mercato Nuovo   Firenze /  Statue del Mercato Nuovo

Description

The loggia was erected at the wish of Grand Duke Cosimo I de' Medici between 1547 and 1551, in order to create a covered area destined for the trade in silk and precious objects. In the corner pillars are eight niches for statues, of which since 1889-95 only three house a statue.

Firenze - Statue del Mercato Nuovo

michele di lando
(Firenze 1343 - Lucca 1401)
the first leader of the Ciompi Revolt in Florence that started in 1378
(Wikipedia).

by Antonio Bortone, 1895

Firenze - Statue del Mercato Nuovo

bernardo cennini
(Firenze 1415 - Firenze 1498)
Italian goldsmith, sculptor and early printer of Florence
(Wikipedia).

by Emilio Mancini, 1889

Firenze - Statue del Mercato Nuovo

giovanni villani
(Firenze c. 1276 - Firenze 1348)
Italian banker, official, diplomat and chronicler from Florence who wrote the Nuova Cronica (New Chronicles) on the history of Florence (Wikipedia).

by Gaetano Trentanove, 1890

Sculptors

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Banker
  • Bortone, Antonio
  • Cennini, Bernardo
  • Chronicler
  • Façade with statues (secular)
  • Lando, Michele di
  • Mancini, Emilio
  • Printer
  • Revolutionary/Patriot
  • Sculptor
  • Trentanove, Gaetano
  • Villani, Giovanni
  • Location (N 43°46'12" - E 11°15'15")

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